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Prospective links between friendship and early physical aggression : preliminary evidence supporting the role of friendship quality through a dyadic intervention
Friendship quality and early physical aggression(Wayne State University Press, 2016)Positive friendships have been related to decreasing levels of children’s physical aggression over time. While this evidence calls for interventions aimed at helping children build good-quality friendships, tests of causality through experimental ...
Mechanisms of personality-targeted intervention effects on adolescent alcohol misuse, internalising and externalising symptoms (American Psychological Association, 2016-05)Objective: This study aims to explore the mechanisms of personality-targeted intervention effects on problematic drinking, internalising and externalising symptoms. Method: As part of a cluster-randomised trial, 1210 high-risk students (mean age ...
Sport, mental health, and peer rejection(Elsevier, 2017-05-31)This study examined whether sports participation moderates the longitudinal link of depressive and aggressive symptoms with increased peer rejection. The sample consisted of 291 adolescents (50.5% girls), assessed at ages 12 and 13 years. Depressive ...
(Elsevier, 2016-02)Aims: This study investigated the validity of a brief personality screening measure for substance use in adolescents, the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS), among Australian adolescents. Design and participants: A total of 527 adolescents (mean ...
Gene–environmental architecture of adolescent substance use(Cambridge University Press, 2018-02-19)Background: Using a longitudinal twin design and a latent growth curve/autoregressive approach, this study examined the genetic-environmental architecture of substance use across adolescence. Methods: Self-reports of substance use (i.e., alcohol, ...
Persistent genetic and family-wide environmental contributions to early number knowledge and later achievement in mathematics
Etiology of early math knowledge and skills development(SAGE, 2017-10-03)This study investigated the stable and transient genetic and environmental contributions to individual differences in number knowledge in the transition from preschool (age 5) to Grade 1 (age 7) and to the predictive association between early number ...
How toddlers' irritability and fearfulness relate to parenting : a longitudinal study conducted among Quebec families
Negative emotionality and parenting(Wiley, 2017-09-28)Although child difficult temperament is a well‐known risk factor for parenting quality, few studies have focused on the association between specific temperament dimensions and parental behaviours. This study focused on negative emotionality, one of the ...
New evidence of factor structure and measurement invariance of the SDQ across five European nations (Springer, 2015-12)The main purpose of the present study was to test the internal structure and to study the measurement invariance of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ), self -reported version, in five European countries. The sample consisted of ...
(American Psychological Association, 2015-12)Studies of gambling starting before adulthood in the general population are either cross-sectional, based on the stability of these behaviors between 2 time points, or cover a short developmental period. The present study aimed at investigating the ...
Links between the mother-adolescent and father-adolescent relationships and adolescent depression : a genetically informed study
Links between the parent-adolescent Relationship quality and depression(Taylor & Francis, 2017-08-18)This study examined the unique roles of support and conflict in the relationship with the mother and the father in predicting changes in adolescents’ depressive symptoms over a 1- year period. Potential moderating effects of genetic factors (Gene × ...