Direction of causation modeling between cross-sectional measures of parenting and psychological distress in female twins.

@article{Gillespie2003DirectionOC,
  title={Direction of causation modeling between cross-sectional measures of parenting and psychological distress in female twins.},
  author={Nathan A. Gillespie and Gu Zhu and Michael C. Neale and Andrew C. Heath and Nicol{\'a}s F. Mart{\'i}n},
  journal={Behavior genetics},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={383-96}
}
Under certain conditions, cross-sectional analysis of cross-twin intertrait correlations can provide important information about the direction of causation (DOC) between two variables. A community-based sample of Australian female twins aged 18 to 45 years was mailed an extensive Health and Lifestyle Questionnaire (HLQ) that covered a wide range of personality and behavioral measures. Included were self-report measures of recent psychological distress and perceived childhood environment (PBI… CONTINUE READING

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