Date of Award


Document Type

Research Paper

Superseded Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (Special Education/Emotional Disturbance)

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Sister Joanne Marie Kliebhan, O.S.F.

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Behavior disorders in children; Behavior modification; Behavior therapy for children


Pre-adolescent children are not clinically labeled passive-aggressive, yet at home, in the regular education classroom, and in programs for the emotionally disturbed we are challenged with pre-adolescents who exhibit tendencies toward this personality disorder. This behavior was unique in its manifestations and to appropriately cope with a child who displays these behaviors, educators and parents need to develop an effective behavioral modification and management program within the child's environment. This study focused on definitions applicable to this study and the causes and characteristics of passive-aggressive personality disorder. It was limited to children aged six to pre-teen. Current behavior modifications and behavior management systems were reviewed and presented to enable parents and educators to effectively and appropriately interact and successfully cope with a passive-aggressive personality disordered child. Chapter two presents a review of the literature on this topic and presents recommended appropriate coping interventions and behavior management programs.


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