Emotional problems in childhood and adolescence : predictors, pathways and underlying structure
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AbstractEmotional problems refer to symptoms of anxiety and depression, and are the most common mental health problems in childhood and adolescence. Symptoms of emotional problems in childhood have a strong predictive value for problems in late adolescence, and sub-threshold levels of emotional problems in early adolescence put the youth at heightened risk for psychiatric disorders later in life.
The primary goal of the present study was to examine the underlying structure, early predictors and developmental pathways toward emotional problems in childhood and early adolescence. The study uses longitudinal data from the TOPP Study, including over 900 families. The results illuminate several major concerns related to emotional problems in childhood and adolescence, and have implications for the design of preventive actions for maladaptive development.
List of papers
|Paper 1: Karevold, E., Røysamb, E., Ystrøm, E., & Mathiesen K.S. (2007). Symptoms of anxiety and depression in early adolescence: A multitrait-multisource factor analytic approach. Psychological Assessment. Submitted.|
|Paper 2: Karevold, E., Stoolmiller, M., & Mathiesen, K.S. (2007). Temperamental activity level moderates the effect of shyness for boys, but not girls, on internalizing trajectories from infancy to 8.5 years. Development and Psychopathology. Submitted (2nd revision).|
|Paper 3: Karevold, E., Røysamb, E., Ystrøm, E., & Mathiesen, K.S. (2007). Predictors and pathways from infancy to symptoms of anxiety and depression in early adolescence. Developmental Psychology. Submitted.|