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Early adolescent risk behavior outcomes of childhood externalizing behavioral trajectories

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Thompson, R; Tabone, JK; Litrownik, AJ; Briggs, EC; Hussey, JM; English, DJ; Dubowitz, H
Published in: Journal of Early Adolescence
April 1, 2011

Little is known about the early childhood indicators of adolescent risk. The link between trajectories of externalizing behavioral problems and early adolescent risk behavior was examined in a longitudinal sample of 875 child participants in the LONGSCAN studies. Five trajectory groups of children defined by externalizing behavior problems were identified: Low, Low-Medium, Moderate, Increasing-High, and High. After controlling for demographics and maltreatment, violent/delinquent behavior was significantly predicted by membership in the Moderate and Increasing-High problem behavior groups. Substance use in early adolescence was significantly predicted by membership in the High behavior problem group. These findings suggest that there is a great deal of continuity between patterns of externalizing behavior in childhood and risk-taking in early adolescence. Understanding the course of externalizing behavior in childhood can help identify children at particular risk for more serious behavioral problems in early adolescence. © The Author(s) 2011.

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Journal of Early Adolescence

DOI

EISSN

1552-5449

ISSN

0272-4316

Publication Date

April 1, 2011

Volume

31

Issue

2

Start / End Page

234 / 257

Related Subject Headings

  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • 1701 Psychology
 

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Thompson, R., Tabone, J. K., Litrownik, A. J., Briggs, E. C., Hussey, J. M., English, D. J., & Dubowitz, H. (2011). Early adolescent risk behavior outcomes of childhood externalizing behavioral trajectories. Journal of Early Adolescence, 31(2), 234–257. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431609361203
Thompson, R., J. K. Tabone, A. J. Litrownik, E. C. Briggs, J. M. Hussey, D. J. English, and H. Dubowitz. “Early adolescent risk behavior outcomes of childhood externalizing behavioral trajectories.” Journal of Early Adolescence 31, no. 2 (April 1, 2011): 234–57. https://doi.org/10.1177/0272431609361203.
Thompson R, Tabone JK, Litrownik AJ, Briggs EC, Hussey JM, English DJ, et al. Early adolescent risk behavior outcomes of childhood externalizing behavioral trajectories. Journal of Early Adolescence. 2011 Apr 1;31(2):234–57.
Thompson, R., et al. “Early adolescent risk behavior outcomes of childhood externalizing behavioral trajectories.” Journal of Early Adolescence, vol. 31, no. 2, Apr. 2011, pp. 234–57. Scopus, doi:10.1177/0272431609361203.
Thompson R, Tabone JK, Litrownik AJ, Briggs EC, Hussey JM, English DJ, Dubowitz H. Early adolescent risk behavior outcomes of childhood externalizing behavioral trajectories. Journal of Early Adolescence. 2011 Apr 1;31(2):234–257.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of Early Adolescence

DOI

EISSN

1552-5449

ISSN

0272-4316

Publication Date

April 1, 2011

Volume

31

Issue

2

Start / End Page

234 / 257

Related Subject Headings

  • Developmental & Child Psychology
  • 1701 Psychology