Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders (J EMOT BEHAV DISORD)

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Journal description

Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders offers interdisciplinary research, practice, and commentary related to individuals with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Each issue explores critical and diverse topics such as youth violence, functional assessment, school-wide discipline, mental health services, positive behavior supports, and educational strategies.

Current impact factor: 1.28

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2009 Impact Factor 1.676

Additional details

5-year impact 2.36
Cited half-life 8.90
Immediacy index 0.05
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.77
Website Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders website
ISSN 1063-4266
OCLC 55053764
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

Publisher details

SAGE Publications

  • Pre-print
    • Author can archive a pre-print version
  • Post-print
    • Author can archive a post-print version
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    • Authors retain copyright
    • Pre-print on any website
    • Author's post-print on author's personal website, departmental website, institutional website or institutional repository
    • On other repositories including PubMed Central after 12 months embargo
    • Publisher copyright and source must be acknowledged
    • Publisher's version/PDF cannot be used
    • Post-print version with changes from referees comments can be used
    • "as published" final version with layout and copy-editing changes cannot be archived but can be used on secure institutional intranet
  • Classification
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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Disagreement between parents and adolescents on the internalizing problems of adolescents poses a threat to diagnoses based on both parent- and adolescent-reported internalizing problems. In this article, we analyze ethnic differences in parent-adolescent agreement on internalizing disorders as reported in a diagnostic interview. A two-phase study design was used. In the first phase, a large sample of adolescents was screened for internalizing disorders using the Youth Self-Report. In the second phase, adolescents from each ethnic group (native Dutch, Surinamese Dutch, Turkish Dutch, Moroccan Dutch) were selected, with half scoring in the borderline/clinical range and half in the normal range. Diagnostic interviews were subsequently conducted with 348 parents and adolescents. Moroccan Dutch parents reported fewer internalizing disorders compared with native Dutch parents. Combining parent and adolescent reports therefore resulted in a lower amount of internalizing disorders among Moroccan Dutch adolescents. Results furthermore showed that (parent- and adolescent-reported) internalizing diagnoses were related to mental health service use in all ethnic groups. Professionals in the field should be sensitive to possible discrepancies between parents and adolescents when diagnosing adolescents’ internalizing disorders, in particular, because underreports of internalizing disorders among parents might contribute to lower levels of mental health service use among adolescents belonging to certain ethnic groups.
    Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 01/2015; DOI:10.1177/1063426615578174
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 08/2014;
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 07/2014; DOI:10.1177/1063426614541700
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 05/2014; 22(2):67-73. DOI:10.1177/1063426614522693
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 05/2014; 22(2):107-118. DOI:10.1177/1063426613512677
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    ABSTRACT: Previous research documents that street-involved youth experience rates of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that are significantly higher than their housed counterparts. Trauma and PTSD are of particular concern for homeless youth as they can negatively affect youths' ability to function adaptively and to transition off the streets. This mixed-methods study investigates the intricacies of trauma experienced by homeless youth across three U.S. cities. Qualitative interviews were conducted with a sample of 145 homeless youth in Los Angeles (n = 50), Denver (n = 50), and Austin (n = 45) to explore youths' perspectives on the definition of trauma and the contexts associated with victimization. Quantitative standardized assessments investigated youths' trauma experiences before and after becoming homeless. Trauma screening identified high rates of trauma incidents (78%), with 28% of participants meeting criteria for PTSD. Participants reported various traumatic experiences that occurred before leaving home and while on the streets, and high rates of polyvictimization. Qualitative themes describe particular people and places most vulnerable on the streets. Implications for services to prevent and treat trauma among homeless youth are discussed.
    Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 03/2014; 22(1):53-64. DOI:10.1177/1063426613476093
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    ABSTRACT: Peer problems are common among children with emotional and behavioral disorders (EBD). However, the extent to which children’s peer functioning varies across settings is unknown, as is the incremental power of peer functioning in different settings in predicting subsequent psychopathology. Participants were 57 children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who had peer sociometric nominations collected in general education classrooms and a Summer Treatment Program (STP) with all-EBD peers. Significant, small-to-medium correlations existed between nomination rates across settings. Lower rates of STP positive nominations and higher rates of STP negative nominations (but not classroom nominations) predicted exacerbated self-reported depression and antisocial behavior 1 year later. Lower rates of STP positive nominations, but higher rates of classroom positive nominations, predicted increased self-reported depression 2 years later. For children with high rates of classroom positive nominations, higher rates of STP positive nominations predicted reduced parent-reported internalizing behavior 1 year later. For children with low rates of classroom negative nominations, higher rates of STP negative nominations predicted increased teacher-reported externalizing behavior 1 year later and self-reported depression 2 years later. Results suggest that sociometric nominations collected within an EBD peer group may have stronger predictive power for later adjustment than nominations collected in a mainstream classroom.
    Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 02/2014; 23(1):52-64. DOI:10.1177/1063426613518244
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    ABSTRACT: This pilot feasibility study provided a preliminary test of a community-partnered intervention that targeted engaging parents and improving parent functioning. This intervention was combined with the Cognitive-Behavioral Intervention for Trauma in Schools (CBITS), allowing for a comparison of the CBITS-as-usual (CBITS) with the CBITS-plus-family treatment component (CBITS + Family). This study used a quasi-experimental design, capitalizing on ongoing CBITS implementation within a school system. A total of 19 parent-student dyads participated in CBITS groups and 21 parent-student dyads participated in CBITS + Family groups. Parents and students under both conditions completed pre- and posttreatment measures. Participants were from low-income, predominantly Latino families. Children were 59% female with an average age of 11.83 years. Parents who received the family treatment component reported higher satisfaction and attended a greater proportion of sessions than parents who received CBITS. In addition, parents who received the family treatment component reported improvements in primary control coping, secondary control coping, family loyalty and closeness, as well as decreases in involuntary engagement and family passive appraisal. Parents who received the family component also showed more warmth, monitoring, and less inconsistency at post-intervention. Results suggest that the family component may contribute to improved parent functioning that could benefit children in the long term.
    Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 01/2014; 23(1). DOI:10.1177/1063426613503496
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 01/2014; DOI:10.1177/1063426614530470
  • Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 01/2014; DOI:10.1177/1063426614535809