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Mazza, Julia Rachel; Pingault, Jean-Baptiste; Booij, Linda; Boivin, Michel; Tremblay, Richard; Lambert, Jean; Zunzunegui, Maria Victoria; Côté, Sylvana – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2017
Poverty is a well-established risk factor for behavior problems, yet our understanding of putative family mediators during early childhood (i.e., before age 5 years) is limited. The present study investigated whether the association between poverty and behavior problems during early childhood is mediated simultaneously by perceived parenting,…
Descriptors: Poverty, Behavior Problems, Young Children, Mothers
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Kuo, Melissa H.; Magill-Evans, Joyce; Zwaigenbaum, Lonnie – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2015
Adolescents with autism spectrum disorder spend considerable time in media activities. Parents play an important role in shaping adolescents' responses to media. This study explored the mediation strategies that parents of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder used to manage television and video game use, factors associated with their use of…
Descriptors: Television Viewing, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Video Games
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Gosselin, Julie; Romano, Elisa; Bell, Tessa; Babchishin, Lyzon; Hudon-ven der Buhs, Isabelle; Gagné, Annie; Gosselin, Natasha – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2014
Whereas US-based data have contributed to our understanding of family composition changes over the last decades, data on Canadian families are limited, and previous studies have stressed the need for in depth, longitudinal investigations. This article begins to fill this gap in the literature by providing a current and detailed portrait of family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Children, Family Environment, Predictor Variables
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Tackett, Jennifer L.; Kushner, Shauna C.; De Fruyt, Filip; Mervielde, Ivan – Assessment, 2013
The current investigation addressed several questions in the burgeoning area of child personality assessment. Specifically, the present study examined overlapping and nonoverlapping variance in two prominent measures of child personality assessment, followed by tests of convergent and divergent validity with child temperament and psychopathology.…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Psychopathology, Prediction, Personality Measures