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ERIC Number: EJ989284
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Parent and Peer Links to Trajectories of Anxious Withdrawal from Grades 5 to 8
Booth-LaForce, Cathryn; Oh, Wonjung; Kennedy, Amy E.; Rubin, Kenneth H.; Rose-Krasnor, Linda; Laursen, Brett
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v41 n2 p138-149 2012
Individual differences in trajectories of anxious withdrawal were examined from Grades 5 to 8 across the transition to middle school in a community sample (N = 283), using General Growth Mixture Modeling. Three distinct pathways of anxious withdrawal were identified: "low-stable" (78%), "high-decreasing" (12%), and "high-increasing" (10%). In Grade 6, relative to the low-stable class, greater peer exclusion and more free time spent with mother predicted membership in the "high-decreasing" class; higher peer exclusion predicted membership in the "high-increasing" class. Within the "high-increasing" class, the growth of anxious withdrawal was predicted by lower parental autonomy-granting, less free time with mother, both nurturing and restrictive parenting, and greater peer exclusion. Results highlight the role of both parent-child relationship and peer difficulties in increasing the adjustment risk among youth who are anxiously withdrawn prior to the middle-school transition. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia