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Negative parental discipline, conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: monozygotic twin differences study

Viding, Essi; Fontaine, Nathalie M G; Oliver, Bonamy R and Plomin, Robert. 2009. Negative parental discipline, conduct problems and callous-unemotional traits: monozygotic twin differences study. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 195(5), pp. 414-419. ISSN 0007-1250 [Article]

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Negative parenting practices may be an environmental risk factor for subsequent conduct problems. Research on the association between parenting practices and callous–unemotional traits, a risk factor for conduct problems, has produced mixed findings. Aims To investigate whether negative parental discipline is a non-shared environmental risk factor for the development of conduct problems and callous–unemotional traits. Method Longitudinal, multi-informant data from a community sample of twins were analysed using the monozygotic (MZ) twin differences design for 4508 twins (2254 twin pairs). Results Within MZ twin pairs, the twin receiving more negative parental discipline at 7 years had more conduct problems (but not more callous–unemotional traits) at 12 years. Conclusions During the transition to early adolescence, negative parental discipline operates as a non-shared environmental risk factor for development of conduct problems, but not for the development of callous–unemotional traits.

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Article

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https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.108.061192

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2009Published

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21257

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22 Sep 2017 15:33

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03 Oct 2017 10:40

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Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

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http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/21257

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