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dc.contributor.advisorBuss, Kristin A.en
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Natalie A., 1976-en_US
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summeren
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 18, 2009)en_US
dc.descriptionVita.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch consistently indicates that children born low birth weight are at increased risk for poor adjustment outcomes throughout development. Despite a relatively large literature, the mechanisms accounting for the association between birth weight and adjustment are not well understood. The current investigation examined the effects of birth weight and neonatal medical complications on children's emotional and behavioral outcomes at age 2 (Study 1, N = 9074, 51.1% boys) and at age 10 (Study 2, N = 771, 48% boys). Although low birth weight was a significant predictor of toddler temperament characteristics (e.g., regulatory difficulties), it was a stronger negative influence on psychosocial functioning in late childhood. Importantly, the adverse effect of low birth weight on several of the age 10 outcomes was indirect through children's health status at birth. Specifically, the associations between birth weight and school aged adjustment difficulties related to anxious/shy behavior, cognitive functioning/inattention, perfectionism, and social problems were mediated by neonatal medical complications.en_US
dc.identifier.merlin.b6905986xen_US
dc.identifier.oclc402543134en_US
dc.identifier.otherWilliamsN-053107-10381en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5501
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertations
dc.subject.lcshBirth weight, Lowen_US
dc.subject.lcshChild developmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshChildren -- Health and hygieneen_US
dc.titleShort and long-term effects of birth weight and neonatal medical complications on children's emotional and behavioral outcomesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en_US


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