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Longitudinal Study: LSAC
Title: Longitudinal research on mental health and behavioural problems of children and youth: New findings
Authors: Sanson, A 
Smart, D 
Publication Date: 8-Mar-2011
Pages: 5 (1-5)
Keywords: Evidence
Continuities & discontinuities
Abstract: Longitudinal studies have long been recognised as important vehicles for obtaining high-quality evidence about the determinants of development across the lifespan, as well as casting light on developmental processes in general (Farrington, 1991; Rutter, 1994). Among their advantages are their ability to track continuities, discontinuities, ‘critical periods’, and transition points in development; test models of causal relationships between early events or characteristics and later outcomes; identify developmental sequences and pathways; tease out the relative and interacting contributions of diverse factors that impact on development; and through these, provide evidence on optimal times and foci for interventions to interrupt maladaptive pathways and promote positive development.
Keywords: Child Development; Health -- Mental
Research collection: Journal Articles
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