Childhood temperament and family environment as predictors of internalizing and externalizing trajectories from ages 5 to 17.

@article{Leve2005ChildhoodTA,
  title={Childhood temperament and family environment as predictors of internalizing and externalizing trajectories from ages 5 to 17.},
  author={Leslie D Leve and Hyoun K. Kim and Katherine C. Pears},
  journal={Journal of abnormal child psychology},
  year={2005},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={505-20}
}
Childhood temperament and family environment have been shown to predict internalizing and externalizing behavior; however, less is known about how temperament and family environment interact to predict changes in problem behavior. We conducted latent growth curve modeling on a sample assessed at ages 5, 7, 10, 14, and 17 (N = 337). Externalizing behavior decreased over time for both sexes, and internalizing behavior increased over time for girls only. Two childhood variables (fear/shyness and… CONTINUE READING

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