Capturing the sequence of interaction between young siblings

Perlman, M and Lyons-Amos, M and Leckie, G and Steele, F and Jenkins, J (2012) Capturing the sequence of interaction between young siblings. n/a, n/a (n/a). n/a. ISSN n/a (Submitted)

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Abstract

We explored whether young children exhibit subtypes of behavioral trajectories during sibling interaction. Ten-minute, free-play observations of over 300 sibling dyads were coded for positivity, negativity and disengagement. The data was analyzed using Growth mixture modeling (GMM). Younger (18-month-old) and older (approximately four-year-old) children exhibited discrete classes of behavioral trajectories. Younger children’s trajectories showed a non-reactive (53%) and a deteriorating (47%) class. Older children’s behavior was more differentiated revealing a non-reactive (25%), a deteriorating (31%), a recovery (22%) and an early disengagement class (22%). A more positive maternal affective climate was associated with more adaptive patterns. The study illustrates a novel use of GMM and makes a theoretical contribution by showing that young children show distinct types of behavioral trajectories.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.6 Multilevel Modelling
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.7 Longitudinal Data Analysis
5. Quantitative Data Handling and Data Analysis > 5.10 Latent Variable Models
ID Code:2263
Deposited By: LEMMA user
Deposited On:18 Mar 2012 13:24
Last Modified:18 Mar 2012 13:24

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