Dr Kerry Hempenstall links to papers featuring this issue:
https://www.nifdi.org/resources/news/he ... -behaviour
Literacy and Behaviour (Updated 2016)
First published Oct 29/10/2012, updated 19/8/2016
The main intention of these blogs is to present findings from research on aspects of education. I don't claim that these findings tell the whole story, but only add whatever findings I might have explored in my readings. The relationship between literacy and behaviour problems is a vexed area, as it is difficult to discern which might be cause and which effect.
In a follow-up article, I address the research on literacy and mental health problems in general.
Some quotes from the research:
So what is the answer? Is behaviour the chicken or the egg? Which should be addressed - academic growth or behaviour? It appears at this stage that the evidence points to the relationship as reciprocal - one condition leads to an elevated risk of the other occurring.