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ERIC Number: EJ993482
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0012-1649
Cumulative Risk and Adolescent's Internalizing and Externalizing Problems: The Mediating Roles of Maternal Responsiveness and Self-Regulation
Doan, Stacey N.; Fuller-Rowell, Thomas E.; Evans, Gary W.
Developmental Psychology, v48 n6 p1529-1539 Nov 2012
The purpose of the present study was to examine longitudinal associations among maternal responsiveness, self-regulation, and behavioral adjustment in adolescents. The authors used structural equation modeling to test a model that demonstrates that the effects of early cumulative risk on behavioral problems is mediated by maternal responsiveness and self-regulation. Furthermore, the authors examine the contributions of cumulative risk and maternal responsiveness on children's self-regulatory abilities. The study uses a 3-wave longitudinal design with multiple measures of risk and self-regulation from multiple observers. Data were collected from adolescents (N = 265, male = 140) and their parents at age 9, 13, and 17. Results suggest that the mediation hypothesis held true for externalizing, but not internalizing problems. Furthermore, cumulative risk and maternal responsiveness contributed uniquely to children's self-regulation abilities. (Contains 1 table and 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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