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maladjustment

Psychol a failure to meet the demands of society, such as coping with problems and social relationships: usually reflected in emotional instability

maladjustment

[¦mal·ə′jəs·mənt]
(psychology)
Failure to conform or inadequate conformity due to the inability or a lack of motivation to change one's feelings or attitudes to adjust to the demands of the environment.
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Twenty years research on peer victimization and psychosocial maladjustment: A meta-analytic review of cross-sectional studies.
Structural equation modeling with bias-corrected bootstrapping (2,000 replications) was performed using Amos version 19.0 (IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY, USA) to determine the relationships between social maladjustment, social support, cultural conflict, and cultural distance.
Hypothesis 3: Maladjustment is more likely to occur when adolescents perceive an authoritarian parenting style.
Social Competence and Psychological Maladjustment in Children with Step-family.
Twenty years' research on peer victimization and psychosocial maladjustment: a meta- analytic review of cross-sectional studies.
First identified in the 1950s, neonatal maladjustment syndrome affects roughly 5 per cent of newborn horses.
Regarding maladjustment variables, the whole sample presented with important repercussions in the areas studied.
Despite the presence of guns in the home and Adam's clear and worsening maladjustment and mental health problems -- he had Asperger's syndrome, a diagnosis his father thinks may have masked a more serious problem such as schizophrenia -- Mr.
By definition stagnation refers to the growing gap between the trends of GNP at full employment (potential output) and the actual GNP (realised output--According to Professor Alvin Hansen, there is a maladjustment between (S + T) and (I + G), and not merely between S and I as talked of before.
They update coverage of models describing developmental cascades and add new summaries on children's mental health in a global context and additional research comparing children's adjustment and maladjustment from different cultures and countries.
Questions were as follows: "Are you satisfied with your adjustment to new life situations?" "Are you satisfied with your social adjustment?" "Are you satisfied with the support of your friends?" All questions were open-ended: "yes" (indicating adjustment) or "no" (indicating maladjustment).
Those who perceive themselves as having the "foreclosed identity status" and "diffused identity status" have a more intense personal and social maladjustment. It is observed that those with spiritual values experience a more intense personal maladjustment compared than those with power values.