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Leopold, Daniel R.; Christopher, Micaela E.; Burns, G. Leonard; Becker, Stephen P.; Olson, Richard K.; Willcutt, Erik G. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2016
Background: Although multiple cross-sectional studies have shown symptoms of sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to be statistically distinct, studies have yet to examine the temporal stability and measurement invariance of SCT in a longitudinal sample. To date, only six studies have assessed SCT…
Descriptors: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Longitudinal Studies, Cognitive Processes, Children
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Tseng, Wan-Ling; Kawabata, Yoshito; Gau, Susan Shur-Fen – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2011
This study examined social problems at school and relationships with peers, siblings, mothers, and fathers among children with ADHD only (n = 41), ODD only (n = 14), ADHD + ODD (n = 47), and normal controls (n = 204) from a school-based sample of 2,463 first to ninth graders in Taiwan. ADHD and ODD symptoms were determined by teacher and mother…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Sibling Relationship, Mothers, Rating Scales
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Ullebo, Anne Karin; Breivik, Kyrre; Gillberg, Christopher; Lundervold, Astri J.; Posserud, Maj-Britt – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2012
Objective: To examine whether a bifactor model with a general ADHD factor and domain specific factors of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity was supported in a large general population sample of children. We also explored the utility of forming subscales based on the domain-specific factors. Methods: Child mental health questionnaires were…
Descriptors: Conceptual Tempo, Hyperactivity, Factor Structure, Factor Analysis
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van Bergen, Elsje; de Jong, Peter F.; Plakas, Anna; Maassen, Ben; van der Leij, Aryan – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2012
Background: The present study concerns literacy and its underlying cognitive skills in Dutch children who differ in familial risk (FR) for dyslexia. Previous studies with FR-children were inconclusive regarding the performance of FR-children without dyslexia as compared to the controls. Moreover, van Bergen et al. (2011) recently showed that…
Descriptors: Phonology, Dyslexia, Grade 2, Reading Skills
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Kushnir, Jonathan; Sadeh, Avi – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2010
The objective is to examine underlying associations between childhood fears, behavior problems and neurobehavioral functioning (NBF) in school-age children. Healthy, regular school children (N = 135), from second, fourth and sixth grade classes were assessed. Data regarding children's fears and behavioral problems were obtained with the Revised…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Behavior Problems, Child Behavior, Short Term Memory
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Menting, Barbara; Van Lier, Pol A. C.; Koot, Hans M. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2011
Background: Children with poorer language skills are more likely to show externalizing behavior problems, as well as to become rejected by their peers. Peer rejection has also been found to affect the development of externalizing behavior. This study explored the role of peer rejection in the link between language skills and the development of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Receptive Language, Kindergarten, Grade 4
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Essex, Marilyn J.; Kraemer, Helena C.; Slattery, Marcia J.; Burk, Linnea R.; Boyce, W. Thomas; Woodward, Hermi R.; Kupfer, David J. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: Many childhood psychiatric problems are transient. Consequently, screening procedures to accurately identify children with problems unlikely to remit and thus, in need of intervention, are of major public health concern. This study aimed to develop a universal school-based screening procedure based on the answers to three questions:…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mothers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Elementary School Students
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Jenks, Kathleen M.; de Moor, Jan; van Lieshout, Ernest C. D. M. – Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 2009
Background: Although it is believed that children with cerebral palsy are at high risk for learning difficulties and arithmetic difficulties in particular, few studies have investigated this issue. Methods: Arithmetic ability was longitudinally assessed in children with cerebral palsy in special (n = 41) and mainstream education (n = 16) and…
Descriptors: College Students, Learning Problems, Cerebral Palsy, Short Term Memory
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Layne, Ann E.; Bernstein, Gail A.; March, John S. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2006
The present study aimed to determine which anxiety symptoms in children are associated with teacher awareness and whether teacher awareness differs according to student age and gender. The Multidimensional Anxiety Scale for Children (MASC) was completed by 453 second through fifth grade students and teachers nominated the three most anxious…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Anxiety, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Elementary School Students
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Yoo, H. I.; Cho, S. C.; Kim, B. N.; Kim, S. Y.; Shin, M. S.; Hong, K. E. – Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 2005
This study was undertaken to identify psychiatric morbidity among Korean second and third elementary school children using an objective diagnostic interview tool. Data from 5,118 (2,723 boys, 2,395 girls; mean age = 8.41 years (SD = 0.66) second and third grade schoolchildren were drawn from 28 elementary schools. After initial screening…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Grade 2, Grade 3, Elementary School Students
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Heiervang, Einar; Stormark, Kjell M.; Lundervold, Astri J.; Heimann, Mikael; Goodman, Robert; Posserud, Maj-Britt; Ullebo, Anne K.; Plessen, Kerstin J.; Bjelland, Ingvar; Lie, Stein A.; Gillberg, Christopher – Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007
Objective: The Bergen Child Study is a longitudinal study of child mental health from the city of Bergen, Norway. We present methods and results from the first wave of the study, focusing on prevalence of disorders, associations with risk factors, and the use of services. Method: The target population included all 9,430 children attending grades 2…
Descriptors: Mental Health, Mental Disorders, Grade 3, Grade 4
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Battaglia, Marco; Ogliari, Anna; Zanoni, Annalisa; Villa, Federica; Citterio, Alessandra; Binaghi, Flora; Fossati, Andrea; Maffei, Cesare – Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004
Objective: To conduct an exploratory investigation of possible relationships between individual levels of social anxiety and the ability to classify emotional expressions in a group of schoolchildren observing pictures of children of similar age. Method: One hundred forty-nine second- and third-grade schoolchildren underwent a facial expression…
Descriptors: Shyness, Nonverbal Communication, Inhibition, Anxiety