Which Children Develop Severely Disruptive School Behaviour?

Project dates: 2016-05-31 00:00:00 - 2022-04-30 00:00:00

Disruptive student behaviour has been identified as one of the most significant issues confronting Australian schools. Yet common educational responses often inflame rather than reduce problem behaviours. By systematically tracking 250 children through the first six years of school, this research will identify factors contributing to the development, perpetuation and exacerbation of disruptive school behaviour. The project will produce new knowledge about how best to address those factors in the early years while student attitudes and behaviour are still relatively malleable.

Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council


  • Prof Linda Graham - QUT Principal Investigator
  • Adj Prof Susan Walker - Chief Investigator
  • Assoc Prof Sonia White - Chief Investigator
  • Dr Kathryn Margaret Cologon - Chief Investigator
  • Prof Pamela Claire Snow - Chief Investigator
  • Robert C. Pianta - Partner Investigator