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Developmental trajectories of childhood disruptive behaviors and adolescent delinquency: a six-site, cross-national study.
The results indicate that among boys there is continuity in problem behavior from childhood to adolescence and that such continuity is especially acute when early problem behavior takes the form of physical aggression. Expand
Reactive and proactive aggression in school children and psychiatrically impaired chronically assaultive youth.
The authors proposed that reactively aggressive and proactively aggressive types of antisocial youth would differ in developmental histories, concurrent adjustment, and social information-processingExpand
Parent academic involvement as related to school behavior, achievement, and aspirations: demographic variations across adolescence.
There were variations across parental education levels and ethnicity: Among the higher parental education group, parent academic involvement was related to fewer behavioral problems, which were related to achievement and then aspirations, and among the lower parental education groups, parent Academic involvement wasrelated to aspirations but not to behavior or achievement. Expand
Measurement of infant difficultness.
The Infant Characteristics Questionnaire (ICQ) was developed as a short, factor-analytic screening device for difficultness and it was found that mother characteristics may affect perceptions of infant difficultness. Expand
Mechanisms in the cycle of violence.
Results from a prospective study of a representative sample of 309 children indicated that physical abuse is indeed a risk factor for later aggressive behavior even when the other ecological and biological factors are known. Expand
Does father absence place daughters at special risk for early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy?
There was stronger and more consistent evidence of effects of father absence on early sexual activity and teenage pregnancy than on other behavioral or mental health problems or academic achievement. Expand
Antecedents and behavior-problem outcomes of parental monitoring and psychological control in early adolescence.
Close links between psychological control and adjustment were more complex: high levels of psychological control were associated with more delinquent problems for girls and for teens who were low in preadolescent delinquent problems, and with more anxiety/depression forGirls and for girls who were high in preAdolescent anxiety/Depression. Expand
Physical discipline among African American and European American mothers: Links to children's externalizing behaviors.
The aim of this study was to test whether the relation between physical discipline and child aggression was moderated by ethnic-group status. A sample of 466 European American and 100 AfricanExpand
A 12-year prospective study of the long-term effects of early child physical maltreatment on psychological, behavioral, and academic problems in adolescence.
Adolescents maltreated early in life were absent from school more than 1.5 as many days, were less likely to anticipate attending college compared with nonmaltreated adolescents, and had levels of aggression, anxiety/depression, dissociation, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, social problems, thought problems, and social withdrawal that were on average more than three quarters of an SD higher than those of their nonmALTreated counterparts. Expand
Social information-processing patterns partially mediate the effect of early physical abuse on later conduct problems.
Early abuse increased the risk of teacher-rated externalizing outcomes in Grades 3 and 4 by fourfold, and this effect could not be accounted for by confounded ecological or child factors. Expand