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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 3/2007

01-09-2007 | Original Paper

Relations of Neuroticism and Attentional Control with Symptoms of Anxiety and Aggression in Non-Clinical Children

Auteurs: Cor Meesters, Peter Muris, Bernadette van Rooijen

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment | Uitgave 3/2007

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Abstract

The present study examined the associations between neuroticism and attentional control and the occurrence of symptoms of psychopathology in children. A large sample of non-clinical children aged 9 to 17 years (N = 409) completed questionnaires measuring neuroticism, attentional control, and symptoms of anxiety and aggression. Results demonstrated that neuroticism was positively associated with symptoms of anxiety and aggression, whereas attentional control was negatively linked to such symptoms. Regression analyses showed that both neuroticism and attentional control accounted for an independent and significant proportion of the variance in children’s anxiety and aggression symptoms. Further, tentative support was found for the notion that neuroticism and attentional control have an interactive effect on symptoms of anxiety and aggression. Results did not show that age had an influence on the emergence of this interaction.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Relations of Neuroticism and Attentional Control with Symptoms of Anxiety and Aggression in Non-Clinical Children
Auteurs
Cor Meesters
Peter Muris
Bernadette van Rooijen
Publicatiedatum
01-09-2007
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment / Uitgave 3/2007
Print ISSN: 0882-2689
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-3505
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-006-9037-6