Chaotic Homes and Children’s Disruptive Behavior

  title={Chaotic Homes and Children’s Disruptive Behavior},
  author={Sara R. Jaffee and Ken B. Hanscombe and Claire M. A. Haworth and Oliver S. P. Davis and Robert Plomin},
  booktitle={Psychological science},
Chaotic home lives are correlated with behavior problems in children. In the study reported here, we tested whether there was a cross-lagged relation between children's experience of chaos and their disruptive behaviors (conduct problems and hyperactivity-inattention). Using genetically informative models, we then tested for the first time whether the influence of household chaos on disruptive behavior was environmentally mediated and whether genetic influences on children's disruptive… CONTINUE READING


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