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Unpacking externalising problems: negative parenting associations for conduct problems and irritability

Oliver, Bonamy R. 2015. Unpacking externalising problems: negative parenting associations for conduct problems and irritability. BJPsych Open, 1(1), pp. 42-47. ISSN 2056-4724 [Article]

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Background Reciprocal associations between negative parenting and child externalising problems are well documented, but measures commonly include child irritability, masking potential distinct associations for irritability and conduct problems. Aims To illuminate links between negative parenting, child conduct problems and irritability over time. Method A cross-lagged monozygotic (MZ) twin differences design was used in a UK sample (3154 twin pairs) at 4, 7 and 9 years. Results Within-pair MZ differences in negative parenting were found to relate longitudinally to differences in conduct problems and irritability. Of note, negative parenting at age 7 was found to relate particularly to increased irritability at 9 years. Conclusions Once genetics are taken into account, irritability in middle childhood may be particularly vulnerable to negative parenting, suggesting support for its malleability to parent-based intervention.

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Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1192/bjpo.bp.115.000125

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Psychology

Dates:

DateEvent
July 2015Published

Item ID:

21186

Date Deposited:

22 Sep 2017 11:51

Last Modified:

11 Jul 2018 06:59

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21186

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