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Farmer, Cristan; Butter, Eric; Mazurek, Micah O.; Cowan, Charles; Lainhart, Janet; Cook, Edwin H.; DeWitt, Mary Beth; Aman, Michael – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
A gap exists in the literature regarding aggression in autism spectrum disorders and how this behavior compares to other groups. In this multisite study, the "Children's Scale for Hostility and Aggression: Reactive/Proactive" and the Aggression subscale of the "Child Behavior Checklist" were rated for 414 children with autism…
Descriptors: Aggression, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Analysis
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Anderson, Sara; Leventhal, Tama; Dupéré, Véronique – Applied Developmental Science, 2014
Evidence points to associations between the socioeconomic composition of neighborhoods and children's and adolescents' development. A minimal amount of research, however, examines how timing of exposure to neighborhood socioeconomic conditions matters. This study used longitudinal data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Advantaged, Reading Achievement, Academic Achievement
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Georgiou, Stelios N.; Fanti, Kostas A. – Educational Psychology, 2014
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the existing transactional associations between mother-child conflict and the child's internalising and externalising problems. To this end, longitudinal data were used, covering ages 7-15. The sample consisted of 1,136 mothers and their children who participated in the National Institute of…
Descriptors: Mothers, Parent Child Relationship, Behavior Problems, Conflict
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Stanley, Linda R.; Miller, Kimberly A.; Beauvais, Fred; Walker, Patricia Silk; Walker, R. Dale – Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, 2014
This study examines predictors of alcohol use disorders (AUDs) among an urban American Indian cohort who were followed from approximately age 11 to age 20. Approximately 27% of the sample had a lifetime diagnosis of alcohol abuse or dependence. The results indicated that externalizing, but not internalizing, behaviors, family conflict, and school…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Urban American Indians, Clinical Diagnosis, Alcoholism
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What Works Clearinghouse, 2014
"Fast Track" is a comprehensive intervention designed to reduce conduct problems and promote academic, behavioral, and social improvement. The program's components include the "Promoting Alternative THinking Strategies" curriculum, parent groups, parent-child sharing time, child social skills training, home visiting, child…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Behavior Problems, Intervention, Behavior Modification
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Fanti, Kostas A.; Panayiotou, Georgia; Fanti, Savvas – Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders, 2013
The current study investigated the longitudinal transactional association among paternal and maternal depressive symptoms and child internalizing and externalizing difficulties. Data were collected on preschool- to adolescent-age youth via a total of six assessments. The sample (National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [NICHD]…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Depression (Psychology), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Correlation
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Gartstein, Maria A.; Bridgett, David J.; Young, Brandi N.; Panksepp, Jaak; Power, Thomas – Infancy, 2013
Effortful control (EC) refers to the ability to inhibit a dominant response to perform a subdominant one and has been shown as protective against a myriad of difficulties. Research examining precursors of EC has been limited to date, and in this study, infancy contributors to toddler EC were examined. Specifically, parent/family background…
Descriptors: Infants, Self Control, Parent Background, Mothers
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Lund, Terese J.; Dearing, Eric – Journal of Research on Adolescence, 2013
Community studies indicating that affluence has social-emotional consequences for youth have conflated family and neighborhood wealth. We examined adolescent boys' delinquency and adolescent girls' anxiety-depression as a function of family, neighborhood, and cumulative affluence in a sample that is primarily of European-American descent, but…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Risk, Adolescents, Neighborhoods
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Crosnoe, Robert; Smith, Chelsea; Leventhal, Tama – Applied Developmental Science, 2015
Applying latent class and regression techniques to data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (n = 997), this study explored the potential academic advantages of time spent in out-of-school activities. Of particular interest was how these potential advantages played out in relation to the timing and duration of activity…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, High School Students, Low Income