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ERIC Number: EJ813925
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0009-398X
Oppositional Behavior and Anxiety in Boys and Girls: A Cross-Sectional Study in Two Community Samples
Mireault, Gina; Rooney, Siri; Kouwenhoven, Kristen; Hannan, Carolyn
Child Psychiatry and Human Development, v39 n4 p519-527 Dec 2008
Studies have repeatedly shown that oppositional behavior is linked to anxiety in clinical samples of children. This study explored whether these variables were similarly related in nonclinical samples of elementary and middle school students (N = 302). Despite greater self-reported oppositional behavior among boys in these samples, anxiety outweighed gender as a predictor of oppositional behavior. These findings suggest that the relationship between anxiety and oppositional behavior is not exclusive to clinical samples and that oppositional behavior that is clinical or developmental has common underlying variables across childhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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