Longitudinal associations between clique membership and internalizing and externalizing problems during late childhood.

M. Witvliet, P.A.C. van Lier, M. Brendgen, H.M. Koot, F. Vitaro

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Abstract

This study examined the longitudinal link between clique membership status and the development of psychopathology in 451 children followed annually from age 9 to 12 years. Classroom clique membership status was identified through social network analysis, and internalizing and externalizing problems were assessed using peer nominations. Controlling for concurrent experiences of social preference and dyadic friendships, a high clique membership probability was found to be related to low levels of internalizing problems and to an increase in externalizing problems across 4 years. This link between clique membership and an increase in externalizing problems was found for boys only. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)693-704
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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