Role of Positive Parenting in the Association Between Neighborhood Social Disadvantage and Brain Development Across Adolescence
Sarah Whittle, Nandita Vijayakumar, Julian G Simmons, Meg Dennison, Orli Schwartz, Christos Pantelis, Lisa Sheeber, Michelle L Byrne, Nicholas B Allen
JAMA PSYCHIATRY | AMER MEDICAL ASSOC | Published : 2017
Importance: The negative effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on lifelong functioning are pronounced, with some evidence suggesting that these effects are mediated by changes in brain development. To our knowledge, no research has investigated whether parenting might buffer these negative effects. Objective: To establish whether positive parenting behaviors moderate the effects of socioeconomic disadvantage on brain development and adaptive functioning in adolescents. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this longitudinal study of adolescents from schools in Melbourne, Australia, data were collected at 3 assessments between 2004 and 2012. Data were analyzed between August 2016 and April 20..View full abstract
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This work was supported by grant DP0878136 from the Australian Research Council; grants 350241, 1007716, 628386, and 1105825 from the National Health and Medical Research Council; and the Colonial Foundation.