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NCJ Number: NCJ 241946     Find in a Library
Title: Association Between Internalizing Symptomology and Risky Behaviors
Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:22  Issue:1  Dated:January - March 2013  Pages:1 to 24
Author(s): Jonathan G. Perle ; Alison B. Levine ; Anthony P. Odland ; Jessica L. Ketterer ; Megan A. Cannon ; Craig D. Marker
Date Published: 01/2013
Page Count: 24
Document: HTML 
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Internalizing symptoms (withdrawn/depressed and anxious/depressed), measured by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), were examined as related to the development of externalizing problems, a pathway to risky behavior.
Abstract: Internalizing symptoms (withdrawn/depressed and anxious/depressed), measured by the Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL), were examined as related to the development of externalizing problems, a pathway to risky behavior. A cross-section of children ages 6 to 15 was drawn from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development's (NICHD) Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development (SECCYD) longitudinal data set of 1,364 families with full-term, healthy newborns throughout the United States. Internalizing and externalizing scores were determined through mothers' reports on the CBCL. When considered separately and together, internalizing symptoms significantly related to externalizing behaviors, with “anxious/depressed” accounting for the greatest proportion of variance. As age increased, internalizing symptoms accounted for a greater degree of externalizing problem variance. Sex was a significant moderator. Results suggest the utility of identifying and treating internalizing problems early, which may reduce the occurrence of externalizing and risky behaviors such as substance abuse. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
Main Term(s): Youth (Under 15)
Index Term(s): Drug abuse ; Behavioral science research ; Behavior patterns ; Youth development ; Risk taking behavior
   
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