The Extent and Specificity of Relative Age Effects on Mental Health and Functioning in Early Adolescence.

@article{Patalay2015TheEA,
  title={The Extent and Specificity of Relative Age Effects on Mental Health and Functioning in Early Adolescence.},
  author={Praveetha Patalay and Jay Belsky and Peter Fonagy and Panos Vostanis and Neil Humphrey and Jessica Deighton and Miranda Wolpert},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={475-81}
}
PURPOSE Although extensive evidence indicates that being younger within a school cohort is associated with poorer academic functioning, much less is known about such relative age effects (RAEs) for mental health--the focus of the current investigation. METHODS Data from 23,379 11- to 13-year-olds attending state-maintained secondary schools in England were analyzed to investigate RAEs on mental health measured using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire. Participants were grouped into… CONTINUE READING

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