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Campione-Barr, Nicole; Greer, Kelly Bassett; Kruse, Anna – Child Development, 2013
Issues of equality and fairness and invasion of the personal domain, 2 previously identified topic areas of adolescent sibling conflict (N. Campione-Barr & J. G. Smetana, 2010), were examined in 145 dyads ("M" [subscript first-born] = 14.97, "SD" = 1.69 years; "M" [subscript second-born] = 12.20,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Sibling Relationship, Siblings, Emotional Adjustment
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Essex, Marilyn J.; Boyce, W. Thomas; Hertzman, Clyde; Lam, Lucia L.; Armstrong, Jeffrey M.; Neumann, Sarah M. A.; Kobor, Michael S. – Child Development, 2013
Fifteen-year-old adolescents (N = 109) in a longitudinal study of child development were recruited to examine differences in DNA methylation in relation to parent reports of adversity during the adolescents' infancy and preschool periods. Microarray technology applied to 28,000 cytosine-guanine dinucleotide sites within DNA derived from buccal…
Descriptors: Genetics, Adolescents, Child Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Chien, Nina C.; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Child Development, 2013
The effects of geographic variations in cost of living and family income on children's academic achievement and social competence in first grade (mean age = 86.9 months) were examined, mediated through material hardship, parental investments, family stress, and school resources. Using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten…
Descriptors: Geographic Location, Family Income, Economic Climate, Interpersonal Competence
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Ford, Kahlil R.; Hurd, Noelle M.; Jagers, Robert J.; Sellers, Robert M. – Child Development, 2013
The present study examined the effect of caregivers' experiences of racial discrimination on their adolescent children's psychological functioning among a sample of 264 African American dyads. Potential relations between caregiver discrimination experiences and a number of indicators of adolescents' (aged 12-17) psychological functioning over time…
Descriptors: Caregivers, African Americans, Racial Discrimination, Adolescents
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Cummings, E. Mark; George, Melissa R. W.; McCoy, Kathleen P.; Davies, Patrick T. – Child Development, 2012
Advancing the long-term prospective study of explanations for the effects of marital conflict on children's functioning, relations were examined between interparental conflict in kindergarten, children's emotional insecurity in the early school years, and subsequent adolescent internalizing and externalizing problems. Based on a community sample…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Kindergarten, Conflict, Parent Child Relationship