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Associations between menarcheal timing and behavioral developmental trajectories for girls from age 6 to age 15.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21203809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Substantial evidence from cross-sectional and short time-span longitudinal studies exists about negative associations between early pubertal maturation on a number of psychological outcomes. The objective of the present study was to assess the association between early maturation and developmental trajectories of social skills and internalizing and externalizing problems in girls from grades 1 through 9, including pre- and post-pubertal periods. The sample came from the NICHD Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development and included 398 Caucasian and 60 African American girls. Multilevel modeling revealed early maturing Caucasian girls were at risk for higher internalizing and externalizing problems and experiencing higher levels of problems pre-pubertally. African American youth had lower social skills and internalizing problems with no group differences due to early pubertal development. Findings are discussed in light of literature on continuity of girls' psychosocial development before and during the pubertal transition.
Laura M DeRose; Mariya P Shiyko; Holly Foster; Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2011-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of youth and adolescence     Volume:  40     ISSN:  1573-6601     ISO Abbreviation:  J Youth Adolesc     Publication Date:  2011 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-09-12     Completed Date:  2012-03-25     Revised Date:  2014-09-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0333507     Medline TA:  J Youth Adolesc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1329-42     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adolescent Behavior / ethnology,  physiology*
Adolescent Development / physiology*
African Americans / psychology
Age Factors
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology
Longitudinal Studies
Menarche / ethnology,  psychology*
Models, Psychological
Prospective Studies
Self Report
Social Behavior*
Social Behavior Disorders / ethnology
Grant Support
P50 DA010075/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; P50 DA010075/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; P50 DA010075-16/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R24 HD047879/HD/NICHD NIH HHS

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