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BEHAVIOUR PROBLEMS AMONG MENTALLY
RETARDED AND NORMAL CHILDREN
Roquia Begum and Mariam Khurshid
Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka

The present study investigated behaviour problems among 50 mentally retarded children (33 boys and 17 girls) and 50 normal children (33 boys and 17 girls). The age of the children ranged from 6 years to below 12 years. Mentally retarded children were obtained from two special schools for the mentally retarded children and normal children were taken from different schools of Dhaka City. The normal children were matched with the mentally retarded children in respect of sex, age and family income. Mothers of both groups of children rated the behaviour problems of their children on the Bengali version of the Child Behaviour Checklist (CBLC). Results indicated that total problem scores varied significantly according to the type (retarded and normal) and sex of the subjects but not according to their age. Interactions between sex and age as well as interactions among type, sex and age were significant. Separate analysis of total problem scores for retarded and normal children revealed that sex had significant effect on normal children but not on retarded children. An analysis of the individual problem item indicated that retarded and normal children differed significantly from each other on 73 (i.e.60.83%) problem items of the CBCL.

MENTAL HEALTH OF TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE OPERATORS
AS A FUNCTION OF SEX AND SCHEDULE OF WORK
Rowshan Jahan and Khaleda Akhter
Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka

The study was designed to investigate if mental health of Telegraph and Telephone operators varies in respect of schedule of work and gender variable. A total of 100 operators working at 2 Exchanges of T & T Board in Dhaka City were chosen randomly of whom 50 belonged to fixed day schedule and 50 were rotating shift workers. In each group, 25 employees were male and 25 female. The study involved 2x2 factorial design. The Bengali version of GHQ-12 was administered to the subjects to measure mental health. The results revealed that the main effect of schedule of work was significant but there was no significant difference between male and female operators. The findings have been discussed in the context of present socio-economic condition.

IDENTIFYING PREDICTORS OF MENTAL HEALTH AMONG
THREE GROUPS OF INDUSTRIAL MANAGERS
Nasreen Wadud
Department of Psychology, University of Dhaka

The present study explores the job stress, job satisfaction, job anxiety, mental health, job involvement and personality type among three groups of managerial employees in public organizations. Sample of the study consisted of 300 respondents of 34 to 53 years of age. Job Stress Questionnaire (Cooper and Marshall, 1978), Job satisfaction scale (Warr et al, 1979), Job anxiety scale (Srivastava and Singh, 1977), General health questionnaire (Goldberg, 1972), Job involvement scale (Kanungo, 1981) and Bortner's personality scale (1969) were used for data collection. The data were analysed using Stepwise Multiple Regression method. For the top managers, mental health can be predicted from job anxiety. The predictors of mental health in middle management groups are job stress and job anxiety. For junior management level, again, job stress is the prime predictor of mental health.

EFFECTS OF RESIDENTIAL BACKGROUND, AGE AND GENDER
DIFFERENTIATION ON AGGRESSIVE BAHAVIOUR OF
CHILDREN IN RAJSHAHI CITY
Nazma Afroz and Md. Mozammel Haq
Department of Psychology, University of Rajshahi

This study was designed to investigate the effects of residential background, age and gender differentiation on aggressive behaviour of children in Rajshahi City. Thus two types of residential background such as Elite area and Non-Elite area of the city were taken into consideration for sample selection. Elite areas included Helenabad colony, Mohisbatan colony, Medical college campus and Satellite town. Non-Elite areas included Raypara, Guripara and Haragram adjacent to Rajshahi Court. The sample constituted of 120 children equally divided into boys and girls. Each category was again equally subdivided into 5-year age group, 8-year age group and 11-year age group. Thus a 2x2x3 factorial design consisting of two levels of residential background (Elite/Non-Elite areas), three levels of age (5-year/8-year/11-year) and two levels of gender (Boys/Girls) was used in this study. A Measure of Aggressive Behaviour (MAB) was used as instrument for data collection. The results reported differential aggressive behaviour in boys and girls due to variation in age and residential background. In general, boys expressed more direct aggressive behaviour and girls expressed more indirect aggressive behaviour in response to various social stimuli.

ATTITUDINAL DIFFERENCES IN GIRLS OF FIVE, NINE AND
THIRTEEN YEARS ON GROUP COHESIVENESS
Shahuria Enam,
Department of Psychology, University of Rajshahi

This study has reported some information about group cohesiveness in girls of 5, 9 and 13- year age groups based on empirical investigation. A total of 30 girls was used as respondents. They were equally divided into 5-year, 9-year and 13-year age groups. An Adjective Check List containing equal number of positive and negative adjectives was used for data collection. It was found that girls of 5-year age group expressed attitudinal differences for own group and out group evaluation. But no such differences were obtained in case of girls of 13-year age group. Thus group cohesiveness was highly prominent in older girls than younger girls.

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(BPA Con.-1999)

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