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ERIC Number: EJ953195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Examining Factors Associated with (In)Stability in Social Information Processing among Urban School Children: A Latent Transition Analytic Approach
Goldweber, Asha; Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Goodman, Kimberly; Monahan, Kathryn; Cooley-Strickland, Michele
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v40 n5 p715-729 2011
There is compelling evidence for the role of social information processing (SIP) in aggressive behavior. However, less is known about factors that influence stability versus instability in patterns of SIP over time. Latent transition analysis was used to identify SIP patterns over one year and examine how community violence exposure, aggressive behavior, and behavior regulation relate to (in)stability in SIP. Participants were 429 urban children (ages 7-13, M = 9.58; 86% African American). Latent transition analysis indicated four SIP profiles: stable low, decreasing, increasing, and stable high. Children with consistently high aggressive SIP reported the greatest community violence exposure and aggressive behavior. Compared to children who remained high on aggressive SIP, children whose aggressive SIP declined reported greater behavior regulation, suggesting that individual differences in executive function may account for stability in aggressive SIP during mid- to late childhood. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland