Synergy between callous-unemotional traits and aggression in preschool children: cross-informant and cross-cultural replication in the UK Wirral Child Health and Development Study, and the Colombian La Sabana Parent-Child Study



Obando, Diana, Hill, Jonathan, Sharp, Helen, Pickles, Andrew, Fisher, Louise and Wright, Nicola ORCID: 0000-0002-3285-2051
(2020) Synergy between callous-unemotional traits and aggression in preschool children: cross-informant and cross-cultural replication in the UK Wirral Child Health and Development Study, and the Colombian La Sabana Parent-Child Study.

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Abstract

<p>Although prospective studies find that CU traits increase risk for later aggression, children with CU traits but without aggression have been identified, implying that the incremental effect of CU traits may be evident only in the presence of aggression. We examined this hypothesis, seeking replication across same and cross-informant designs, and UK and Colombian samples. In a UK epidemiological cohort (WCHADS), CU traits and aggression were assessed at age 3.5, and aggression at 5.0 years by mother (N=687) and partner report (N=397). In a Colombian general population sample, CU traits were assessed at age 3.5 and aggression at ages 3.5 and 5.0 by mother report (N=220). Our analyses consistently showed associations between 3.5 years CU traits and 5.0 years aggression moderated by aggression at 3.5 years, with interaction terms in the UK, same informant,

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Violence Research, Pediatric, Behavioral and Social Science, Social Determinants of Health, Mental Health, Youth Violence, 2.1 Biological and endogenous factors, 2 Aetiology
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Population Health
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2024 08:01
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2024 22:45
DOI: 10.31219/osf.io/8ncxh
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3180129