Explain how a range of factors may be associated with challenging behaviours

NOTE: Please be aware that the information on this page is a very rough draft and has not been fact-checked so should be used accordingly (taken with a pinch of salt)! However, it should (hopefully) give you some pointers and set you off in the right direction.

There are a range of factors that may contribute to challenging behaviours including:

  • Boredom
  • Lack of boundaries
  • Mental health
  • Lack of understanding
  • Emotional expression
  • Excessive demands
  • Not having enough money to buy something


Challenging behaviours may be caused by one or more of these or something different entirely. It is important to understand the factors that result in challenging behaviour for each individual to establish a strategy for managing and/or preventing it.