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Personal and familial predictors of peer victimization trajectories from primary to secondary school
Predictors of peer victimization trajectories
(American Psychological Association, 2016-07)
Using a sample of 767 children (403 girls, 364 boys), this study aimed to 1) identify groups with distinct trajectories of peer victimization over a six-year period from primary school through the transition to secondary ...
Links between friends' physical aggression and adolescents' physical aggression : what happens if gene-environment correlations are controlled?
Exposure to deviant friends has been found to be a powerful source of influence on children’s and adolescents’ aggressive behavior. However, the contribution of deviant friends may have been overestimated because of a ...
Friendship experiences and anxiety among children : a genetically informed study
(Taylor & Francis, 2016)
This study examined (a) whether, in line with a gene-environment correlation (rGE), a genetic disposition for anxiety puts children at risk of having anxious friends or having no reciprocal friends; (b) to what extent these ...
Complex effects of dyslexia risk factors account for ADHD-traits : evidence from two independent samples
Background: Developmental dyslexia (DD) and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are among the most common neurodevelopmental disorders, whose etiology involves multiple risk factors. DD and ADHD co-occur in the ...
Validation of an adapted procedure to collect hair for cortisol determination in adolescents
Adaption of the collection protocol for hair cortisol determination
Introduction In the last decades, cortisol has been extensively studied in association to early exposure to adversity as well as in the etiology of a number of physical and mental problems. While saliva and blood samples ...
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 ...
Genetic and environmental influences on height from infancy to early adulthood : an individualbased pooled analysis of 45 twin cohorts
(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-06-23)
Height variation is known to be determined by both genetic and environmental factors, but a systematic description of how their influences differ by sex, age and global regions is lacking. We conducted an individual-based ...
Twin’s birth-order differences in height and body mass index from birth to old age: a pooled study of 26 twin cohorts participated in the CODATwins project
(Australian Academic Press, 2016-04)
We analyzed birth order differences in means and variances of height and body mass index (BMI) in monozygotic (MZ) and dizygotic (DZ) twins from infancy to old age. The data were derived from the international CODATwins ...
Associations between sibling relationship quality and friendship quality in early adolescence : looking at the case of twins
Sibling relationship and friendship quality
(Cambridge University Press, 2016-04)
Bidirectional pathways between twin relationship quality and friendship quality were investigated in a large longitudinal twin cohort. We examined negative and positive relationship features in 313 monozygotic (MZ) twins ...
Associations between mother-child relationship quality and adolescent adjustment : using a genetically controlled design to determine the direction and magnitude of effects
This study used a genetically controlled design to examine the direction and the magnitude of effects in the over-time associations between perceived relationship quality with mothers and adolescent maladjustment (i.e., ...