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Associations between early childhood temperament clusters and later pychosocial adjustment

Sanson, Ann, Letcher, Primrose, Smart, Diana, Prior, Margot, Toumbourou, John W. and Oberklaid, Frank 2009, Associations between early childhood temperament clusters and later pychosocial adjustment, Merrill-Palmer quarterly, vol. 55, no. 1, pp. 26-54.

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Title Associations between early childhood temperament clusters and later pychosocial adjustment
Author(s) Sanson, Ann
Letcher, Primrose
Smart, Diana
Prior, Margot
Toumbourou, John W.ORCID iD for Toumbourou, John W. orcid.org/0000-0002-8431-3762
Oberklaid, Frank
Journal name Merrill-Palmer quarterly
Volume number 55
Issue number 1
Start page 26
End page 54
Total pages 29
Publisher Wayne State University Press
Place of publication Detroit, Mich.
Publication date 2009-01
ISSN 0272-930X
1535-0266
Summary The study adopted a person-centered approach to examine whether clusters of children could be identified on the basis of temperament profiles assessed on four occasions from infancy to early childhood, and if so whether differing temperament clusters were associated with subsequent differences in behavior problems, social skills, and school adjustment in middle and late childhood. Parent, teacher, and self-report data were obtained from a large community-based cohort sample of Australian children, followed prospectively from infancy to late childhood. Four temperament clusters were identified. Children in the clusters labeled as reactive/inhibited and poor attention regulation tended to have higher levels of later behavior problems than children in clusters labeled nonreactive/outgoing and high attention regulation. Results suggested that a person-oriented clustering approach can identify children on the basis of early temperament who are at greater risk for behavioral, academic, and social difficulties four to eight years later.
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Language eng
Field of Research 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2009
Copyright notice ©2009, Wayne State University Press
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30019639

Document type: Journal Article
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