Contribution to collective works (Parts of books)
Individual Differences in Learning Difficulty
Chau, Kénora; Karavdic, Senad; Baumann, Michèle
2014In International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends
Peer reviewed
 

Files


Full Text
Learning_Diff_Porto_2014 (2).pdf
Publisher postprint (4.04 MB)
Download

All documents in ORBilu are protected by a user license.

Send to



Details



Keywords :
Learning; Adolescents; Individual factors; Family difficulties; socioeconomic
Abstract :
[en] Correlates of adolescent learning difficulty may include a number of issues sustained across the life course but this is little documented. This study assessed the associations of learning difficulty with socioeconomic, behavior and health-related difficulties in early adolescence. This study included 1,559 middle-school adolescents from north-eastern France, who completed a self-administered questionnaire gathering socioeconomic characteristics (gender, age, nationality, family structure, father’s occupation, and family income), measured body mass index, alcohol/tobacco/cannabis/hard drug use, health status, back pain, allergy, depressive symptoms (Kandel scale), sustained physical/verbal violence, sexual abuse, social support, learning difficulty (a 4-item scale: lesson understanding, concentration/lesson learning, follow school pace/constraints, and school interrogations, range 0-4), grade repetition, low school performance (last trimester, <10/20), and school dropout contemplation at 16 years. Data were analyzed using multiple linear and logistic regression models. Learning difficulty score was strongly related to grade repetition (gender-age-adjusted odds ratio 1.56, 95% CI 1.38-1.76), low school performance (2.39, 2.08-2.75) and school dropout contemplation (1.79, 1.50-2.13). Learning difficulty was strongly related to socioeconomic factors (gaRC reaching 0.76). It was also related to alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and hard drug use (0.22, 0.74, 0.71 and 1.25, respectively), overweight (0.17), obesity (0.43), poor health status (0.45), back pain (0.21), allergy (0.11), depressive symptoms (0.69), sustained violence (0.41), sexual abuse (0.72), and poor social support (0.22). These associations were partly explained by socioeconomic factors (contribution reaching 54% for various factors; it was 109% for alcohol use). These findings suggest that prevention to limit learning difficulty and promote school achievement should focus on socioeconomic, behavior and health-related difficulties in early adolescence.
Research center :
- Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > Institute for Health and Behaviour
Disciplines :
Public health, health care sciences & services
Education & instruction
Author, co-author :
Chau, Kénora
Karavdic, Senad ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
Baumann, Michèle ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE)
External co-authors :
no
Language :
English
Title :
Individual Differences in Learning Difficulty
Publication date :
2014
Main work title :
International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends
Publisher :
W.I.A.R.S, Lisbon, Portugal
Edition :
World Institute for Advanced Research Science.
ISBN/EAN :
978-989-97866-6-0
Pages :
302 - 305
Peer reviewed :
Peer reviewed
Funders :
University of Luxembourg - UL
Available on ORBilu :
since 15 April 2014

Statistics


Number of views
136 (8 by Unilu)
Number of downloads
94 (1 by Unilu)

WoS citations
 
1

Bibliography


Similar publications



Contact ORBilu