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Pages: 522-527
Publication year: 2010
ISBN: 978-84-614-2439-9
ISSN: 2340-1095

Conference name: 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 15-17 November, 2010
Location: Madrid, Spain


Changes in our actual society erode social structures and families in particular, leading to important transformations. This situation can lead to maladjustment of an individual, a situation that is permanently increasing. As a consequence of that, aggressive behaviours appear in the individual. An example of that is the “Emperor’s Syndrome", a personal disorder which occurs between children and their parents.
These children and teenagers, who are tyrants, dictators and little psychopaths, present this kind of features: strong impulsiveness, few affection to their parents, lack of conscience, few empathy and motivation, uncontrolled aggressiveness, ability to manipulate, etc. Adolescence process is the time of highest violence from sons to parents due to all the changes that occur at a physiological, sexual, emotional and psychological level and the changes on the relationship with parents. Education takes an important role because it supposes a key element to make these children little dictators.

Taking into consideration these preliminary ideas, the main target in our research is to validate an observational chart, which is addressed to Primary and Secondary school teachers. This tool could allow them to make an easier detection, diagnosis and derivation of children with behaviour disorders. Besides, we have collected the items from these indexes, which could make us guess that a child presents behaviour disorders and specifically the “Emperor’s syndrome”. The results of our study have made us possible to develop this observational instrument which is being evaluated in several schools in Murcia (Spain).

In conclusion we must underline that our first hypothesis have confirmed that both proper use of the instrument as prior training of the teaching board are helpful to detect antisocial behaviour in the field of education, behaviour which can easily turn into direct violence of children against their own parents, preventing this way the escalation of such behaviours to abuse which would have even worse consequences. It is essential for these children and adolescents to be re-educated in the sense of values, love and respect for ones family, providing them the chance to build a better future for themselves as trustworthy and capable people.
author = {Gimenez Gualdo, A.M. and Rabadan Rubio, J.A. and Toledo Romero, F.},
series = {3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2010 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-614-2439-9},
issn = {2340-1095},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Madrid, Spain},
month = {15-17 November, 2010},
year = {2010},
pages = {522-527}}
AU - A.M. Gimenez Gualdo AU - J.A. Rabadan Rubio AU - F. Toledo Romero
SN - 978-84-614-2439-9/2340-1095
PY - 2010
Y1 - 15-17 November, 2010
CI - Madrid, Spain
JO - 3rd International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2010 Proceedings
SP - 522
EP - 527
ER -
A.M. Gimenez Gualdo, J.A. Rabadan Rubio, F. Toledo Romero (2010) TYRANTS AT HOME: EMPEROR’S SYNDROME, ICERI2010 Proceedings, pp. 522-527.