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    Infant effortful control mediates relations between nondirective parenting and internalising-related child behaviours in an autism-enriched infant cohort

    Smith, C. and Jones, Emily J.H. and Wass, S. and Pasco, G. and Johnson, Mark H. and Charman, T. and Wan, M. and BASIS Team, The (2021) Infant effortful control mediates relations between nondirective parenting and internalising-related child behaviours in an autism-enriched infant cohort. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders , ISSN 0162-3257. (In Press)

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    Abstract

    Internalising problems are common within Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); early intervention to support those with emerging signs may be warranted. One promising signal lies in how individual differences in temperament are shaped by parenting. Our longitudinal study of infants with and without an older sibling with ASD investigated how parenting associates with infant behavioural inhibition (8–14 months) and later effortful control (24 months) in relation to 3-year internalising symptoms. Mediation analyses suggest nondirective parenting (8 months) was related to fewer internalising problems through an increase in effortful control. Parenting did not moderate the stable predictive relation of behavioural inhibition on later internalising. We discuss the potential for parenting to strengthen protective factors against internalising in infants from an ASD-enriched cohort.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): ASD, Internalising, Anxiety, Parent-infant interaction, Temperament, Effortful control, Behavioural inhibition, Infant sibling study
    School: School of Science > Psychological Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Brain and Cognitive Development, Centre for (CBCD)
    Depositing User: Emily Jones
    Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2021 18:20
    Last Modified: 16 Oct 2021 04:20
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/45717

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