Journal article

Interaction Between Parenting Styles and Adrenarcheal Timing Associated With Affective Brain Function in Late Childhood

Carolina Barbosa, Julian G Simmons, Nandita Vijayakumar, Paul Dudgeon, George C Patton, Lisa K Mundy, Nicholas B Allen, Sarah Whittle

JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2018

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Parenting and pubertal timing have consistently been associated with internalizing and externalizing symptoms in childhood and adolescence, and there is some evidence that the interaction between these factors may be important in conferring risk. However, few studies have investigated whether neurobiological factors mediate these relationships. The current study examined whether interactions between adrenarcheal timing and parenting styles were associated with affective brain function and, in turn, mental health difficulties. METHOD: Participants were 88 healthy children (46 female and 42 male, mean age 9.42 years, SD = 1.08 years), with 45 classified as relatively early and 43 as..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)


Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC; DP120101402). Carolina Barbosa was supported by The University of Melbourne International Research and Fee Remission Scholarships. Sarah Whittle was supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellowship (1125504). The funding sources had no involvement in study design; the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; writing of the report; and the decision to submit the article for publication.