Mental Health of Children Born to Immigrant Parents in Ireland: A Pilot Study

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323339
Title:
Mental Health of Children Born to Immigrant Parents in Ireland: A Pilot Study
Authors:
Masaud, Tawfik; Dunne, Maria; Skokauskas, Norbert
Citation:
Masaud, Tawfik, Dunne,Maria, Skokauskas, Norbert "Mental Health of Children Born to Immigrant Parents in Ireland: A Pilot Study" Community Mental Health Journal July 2014
Publisher:
Community Mental Health Journal
Journal:
Community Mental Health Journal
Issue Date:
Jul-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/323339
DOI:
10.1007/s10597-014-9738-3
Additional Links:
http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10597-014-9738-3
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
The ethnic profile in Ireland has changed in recent years with an increase in the number of immigrant families. No previous studies have examined mental health issues in immigrant children in Ireland. This study aimed to examine the rates of psychological disturbance in a sample of second-generation immigrant children and to compare them with a group of Irish children living in the same geographic area. Primary school-aged children were recruited from a randomly selected school in Dublin, the capital city, and examined using Child Behavior Checklist 1.5–5 (CBCL). In addition to CBCL, parents also filled in a family background questionnaire. The CBCL revealed that immigrant girls had a significant higher mean score of internalising score (14.56; SD = 3.03) than Irish boys (8.38, SD = 6.5). Immigrant girls also had a higher mean score (4.8; SD = 2.4) on withdrawn scale in comparison to Irish girls (2; SD = 1.7) and Irish boys (2; SD = 1.83). Borderline clinically significant means were detected for the Pervasive developmental problem on the CBCL-DSM orientated subscale in immigrant children. Despite the detected borderline clinically significant means for the Pervasive developmental problem in immigrant children and the higher scores of immigrant girls on internalising and withdrawn scales, larger studies are still needed to replicate the results
Keywords:
MENTAL HEALTH; CHILD HEALTH; FAMILY; SOCIAL FACTOR
Local subject classification:
IMMIGRANTS
ISSN:
0010-3853; 1573-2789

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMasaud, Tawfiken_GB
dc.contributor.authorDunne, Mariaen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSkokauskas, Norberten_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-17T11:48:11Z-
dc.date.available2014-07-17T11:48:11Z-
dc.date.issued2014-07-
dc.identifier.citationMasaud, Tawfik, Dunne,Maria, Skokauskas, Norbert "Mental Health of Children Born to Immigrant Parents in Ireland: A Pilot Study" Community Mental Health Journal July 2014en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0010-3853-
dc.identifier.issn1573-2789-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s10597-014-9738-3-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/323339-
dc.descriptionThe ethnic profile in Ireland has changed in recent years with an increase in the number of immigrant families. No previous studies have examined mental health issues in immigrant children in Ireland. This study aimed to examine the rates of psychological disturbance in a sample of second-generation immigrant children and to compare them with a group of Irish children living in the same geographic area. Primary school-aged children were recruited from a randomly selected school in Dublin, the capital city, and examined using Child Behavior Checklist 1.5–5 (CBCL). In addition to CBCL, parents also filled in a family background questionnaire. The CBCL revealed that immigrant girls had a significant higher mean score of internalising score (14.56; SD = 3.03) than Irish boys (8.38, SD = 6.5). Immigrant girls also had a higher mean score (4.8; SD = 2.4) on withdrawn scale in comparison to Irish girls (2; SD = 1.7) and Irish boys (2; SD = 1.83). Borderline clinically significant means were detected for the Pervasive developmental problem on the CBCL-DSM orientated subscale in immigrant children. Despite the detected borderline clinically significant means for the Pervasive developmental problem in immigrant children and the higher scores of immigrant girls on internalising and withdrawn scales, larger studies are still needed to replicate the resultsen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCommunity Mental Health Journalen_GB
dc.relation.urlhttp://link.springer.com/10.1007/s10597-014-9738-3en_GB
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Community Mental Health Journalen_GB
dc.subjectMENTAL HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectCHILD HEALTHen_GB
dc.subjectFAMILYen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL FACTORen_GB
dc.subject.otherIMMIGRANTSen_GB
dc.titleMental Health of Children Born to Immigrant Parents in Ireland: A Pilot Studyen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalCommunity Mental Health Journalen_GB
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