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dc.contributor.advisorBuss, Kristin A.eng
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Natalie A., 1976-eng
dc.date.issued2008eng
dc.date.submitted2008 Summereng
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.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on June 18, 2009)eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph. D.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology.eng
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.eng
dc.identifier.merlin.b6905986xeng
dc.identifier.oclc402543134eng
dc.identifier.otherWilliamsN-053107-10381eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/5501eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2008 Freely available dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2008 Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshBirth weight, Loweng
dc.subject.lcshChild developmenteng
dc.subject.lcshChildren -- Health and hygieneeng
dc.titleShort and long-term effects of birth weight and neonatal medical complications on children's emotional and behavioral outcomeseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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