REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE
Created on: September 04, 201
Behavior changes can occur for a variety of reasons. It is important to be aware of the factors at play, because sometimes these can signal a significant underlying event that needs to be addressed. Consider the following issues.
Underlying physical issues
Sometimes behavior change is precipitated by some sort of physical change. Sometimes it is a sign of a disease, and it is important to recognize these so that you might be able to treat them. Brain tumors, while rare, can influence behaviors and sometimes cause major personality differences. In addition, a disease such as Alzheimer's Disease can ...view middle of the document...
The people with whom they associate
Sometimes people change their behavior depending on whom they are with. They might want to behave in a certain way to fit in with their friends and then start taking those behaviors as habits of their own. They may learn by watching others and decide that they want to do those behaviors as well.
By Kay Bosworth, eHow Contributor 2010
Children's performance in the nation's schools is influenced by such factors as family, community and culture. Stable family structure often suffers because of divorce, single-parent families, two-career families and financial pressures. The negative results of these factors on families are often manifested in students' behavior problems in school.
A child's parents are his first teachers. Numerous studies have demonstrated that parents' expectations have a definite influence on a child's attitude toward education and learning. Children who do well in school are likely to have been helped and encouraged by their parents. On the other hand, too much encouragement may be interpreted by the child as pressure, leading to stress and anxiety and ultimately to underachievement, rebellion and even failure.
Not all parents have the time or the means to spend on supervising homework or otherwise helping the child, but even these parents can raise successful students if they communicate their feelings that education is important.
Children from well-to-do families may have certain educational advantages over those from less affluent backgrounds, even though not all wealthy children are successful in school. Nearly 20 percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty. Statistics indicate that children from families at or below the poverty level are more likely than their wealthier classmates to repeat a grade or, once in high school, to be suspended, expelled or drop out.
Children of divorced parents are likely to fall behind their classmates in schoolwork. Sandra A. Waddock...