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Emotion Regulation in At-Risk Youth: The Influence of the Family Check-Up

Shelleby, Elizabeth Coleman (2011) Emotion Regulation in At-Risk Youth: The Influence of the Family Check-Up. Master's Thesis, University of Pittsburgh. (Unpublished)

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The purpose of this study was to advance our understanding of the role of emotion regulation in the growth of conduct problems over time by examining whether increases in positive behavior support brought about by a family-centered intervention focusing on parenting were associated with more adaptive emotion regulation, and whether more adaptive emotion regulation at age 3 in turn mediated the association between improvements in positive behavior support from ages 2-3 and decreases in the growth of conduct problems from ages 2-4.The results indicated that emotion regulation at age 3 was significantly associated with growth in conduct problems from ages 2-4. However, neither the intervention nor positive behavior support was significantly associated with emotion regulation. Results provide support for the notion that emotion regulation plays an important role in the growth of conduct problems in early childhood, but do not support the hypotheses that a family-centered intervention would result in more adaptive child emotion regulation strategies or that such changes in emotion regulation would mediate previously reported intervention effects between parenting and reductions in growth of child conduct problems.


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Item Type: University of Pittsburgh ETD
Status: Unpublished
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Shelleby, Elizabeth Colemanecs38@pitt.eduECS38
ETD Committee:
TitleMemberEmail AddressPitt UsernameORCID
Committee ChairShaw, Danielcasey@pitt.eduCASEY
Committee MemberGardner,
Committee MemberCheong, JeeWonjcheong@pitt.eduJCHEONG
Committee MemberCampbell, Susansbcamp@pitt.eduSBCAMP
Date: 27 January 2011
Date Type: Completion
Defense Date: 24 August 2010
Approval Date: 27 January 2011
Submission Date: 4 November 2010
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Psychology
Degree: MS - Master of Science
Thesis Type: Master's Thesis
Refereed: Yes
Uncontrolled Keywords: conduct problems; emotion regulation; intervention; parenting
Other ID:, etd-11042010-193645
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2011 20:04
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2016 13:51


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