Psychological Problems among School Going Children- A Systematic Review


  • Asima Mehaboob Khan Clinical Psychologist, PIMS, Islamabad
  • Rizwan Taj
  • Aamir Naveed
  • Aamir Naveed


adolescents, psychological problems, school going children


Background: The childhood psychological problems are the life impairing psychological indicator of an individual. The adolescent age is the most prominent age for acquiring the diversified psychological adaptation.

Objective: The current research study is systematically analyzing the psychological problem of school going children. The aim of this study was to assess the consensus and differentiation of the spectrum of psychological problems among school going children and their associated factors in previously published literature.

Methodology: The adopted method of this research study because PRISMA diagram. EndNote Version X9's PubMed collection was searched for publications using the particular keywords (psychological issues and school-age children).  The papers were filtered by year of publication, and any content that had been published before 2019 was purged from the electronic PubMed collection.

Data Analysis:  out of total 1564, 10 articles were included in systematic analysis. The included articles were international research study from China, Europe, Turkey, Netherlands, Denmark, the USA and Canada. The research studies were of cross sectional correlational research design, longitudinal research studies, quantitative cross sectional studies.

Conclusion: The qualitative analysis has shown the spectrum of psychological physical problems of school going children i.e. the behavioral changes, ignorance, arrogance, irritation, social withdrawal, social isolation,  lack of confidence and low self-esteem, anxiety,  depression, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder. These psychological issues are deeply associated with mobile phone addiction, social media addiction, parental psychological disorders and child sexual abuse, school bullying and criticism. The moderate to vigorous physical activates are suggested ad non pharmacological treatment of these psychological problems.





Systematic Review