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Title: Determinants of Students’ Problems (Guidance Notes)

Description: We find it useful for schools generally to adopt a developmentally-oriented, transactional paradigm of the determinants of student behavior. Such a model stresses that student problems can be grouped along a continuum. At one end are those for whom internal factors are the primary determinants of the behavior; at the other end are those for whom environmental factors are the primary determinants; and at each point along the continuum, there are those for whom some degree of transaction between internal and environmental factors determine the problem behavior.

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