Most cited CAMH paper #16 of 25: Adolescent school absenteeism: modelling social and individual risk factors

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To celebrate the Child and Adolescent Mental Health journal’s 25th anniversary, we have released the 25 top cited articles of all time*! All papers are freely available online for you to read.

Number 16 is…

Adolescent school absenteeism: modelling social and individual risk factors
Jo Magne, Ingul Christian A. Klöckner, Wendy K. Silverman, Hans M. Nordahl
First Published: 29 June 2011

Key Practitioner Message:

  • School absenteeism has been associated with many social, contextual and psychiatric risk factors and is a major predictor of adult psychosocial problems
  • Risk factors appear to act differently when grouped as opposed to solitary
  • Externalising problems and family work and health are more important than internalising problems in predicting school absenteeism
  • The number of risk factors or balance between risk and protective factors are more important than single factors in predicting school absenteeism
  • Clinically this calls for broad assessments and individually tailored interventions

*as of December 2019

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