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A Longitudinal Examination of Anxiety across Childhood and Adolescence

Abstract Data from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) was used to study the role of child individual, parental, and environmental predictors of anxiety across childhood and adolescence. Longitudinal growth modeling was used to examine the influence of behavioral inhibition, parental control, parental anxiety and stressful life events on the developmental progression of anxiety from 4 to 15 years of age. Based on these data, it appears that there are significant developmental differences between the role of child individual, parental and environmental risk factors. These results highlight the importance of considering developmental factors when assessing and targeting risk for anxiety.
Created Date 2012
Contributor Zerr, Argero Anne (Author) / Pina, Armando A (Advisor) / Bradley, Robert H (Committee member) / Doane, Leah D (Committee member) / Varela, Roberto E (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Developmental psychology / Clinical psychology / anxiety / longitudinal / parental anxiety / parental control / stressful life events / temperament
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 99 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2012
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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