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Deviant peer affiliation and problem behavior: a test of genetic and environmental influences.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16550453     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study uses a multitrait, multimethod (MTMM) approach to investigate the genetic and environmental etiologies of childhood deviant peer affiliation (DPA) and problem behavior (PROB). The variability of genetic and environmental estimates by agent and method is also examined. A total of 77 monozygotic and 72 dizygotic twin pairs and each twin's close friend were assessed. The informants included parents, teachers, and twins, and the methods involved questionnaire reports and coder ratings of videotaped dyadic interactions between each twin and their close friend. Twin intraclass correlations and univariate models attributed DPA and PROB to genetic, and shared and nonshared environmental effects. Parameter estimates differed by rater and method, however. Results accentuate the imperative to attend to method effects inherent in MTMM behavioral geneticresearch.
Authors:
Bernadette Marie Bullock; Kirby Deater-Deckard; Leslie D Leve
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Twin Study     Date:  2006-03-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of abnormal child psychology     Volume:  34     ISSN:  0091-0627     ISO Abbreviation:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-05-23     Completed Date:  2006-11-28     Revised Date:  2007-12-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0364547     Medline TA:  J Abnorm Child Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  29-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Child and Family Center, University of Oregon, Eugene, 97401, USA. bullock@uoregon.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior / psychology*
Analysis of Variance
Child
Child Behavior Disorders / epidemiology,  genetics*,  psychology*
Female
Friends / psychology*
Genetic Predisposition to Disease / psychology*
Genetics, Behavioral / methods
Humans
Male
Mental Disorders / epidemiology,  genetics
Models, Genetic
Oregon / epidemiology
Peer Group*
Questionnaires
Social Environment*
Twins, Dizygotic / psychology
Twins, Monozygotic / psychology
Videotape Recording
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
P50 MH 46690/MH/NIMH NIH HHS; R03 MH 57053/MH/NIMH NIH HHS

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