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A direct comparison of girls adopted from China and Eastern Europe: anxiety, hyperactivity/impulsivity, inattention and defiant behaviours

Abrines, Neus and Barcons, Natàlia and Görzig, Anke and Marre, Diana and Brun, Carme and Fumadó, Victoria (2012) A direct comparison of girls adopted from China and Eastern Europe: anxiety, hyperactivity/impulsivity, inattention and defiant behaviours. Revista de Psicologia de Clinica y Salud, 23 (3). pp. 261-269. ISSN 1130-5274

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Identification Number: 10.5093/cl2012a17

Abstract

Previous research looking at adopted children has shown that children adopted from Eastern Europe (EE) are more likely to show inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity whereas girls adopted from China (CH) tend to have normative adjustment scores, although as they grow up, internalising behaviours might increase. We directly compare parental ratings of the SNAP-IV (Hyperactivity/Inattention) and SCARED (Anxiety) of girls adopted from CH (n = 42), EE (n = 34) and other countries (n = 32). EE were more likely to show inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity and defiant behaviours than CH, independent of age at adoption and number of siblings. The age of the child only had a significant effect on defiant behaviours. No significant differences in anxiety were observed between groups. Overall anxiety levels were related to hyperactivity/impulsivity. Specific factors related to adoption in each region might account for differential levels in inattention, hyperactivity/impulsivity and defiant behaviours and should be taken into account to aid the adjustment of adoptees.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.copmadrid.org/
Additional Information: © 2012 Colegio Oficial de Psicólogos de Madrid
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2014 09:58
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 09:58
Projects: CSO2009-14763-C03-01, Subprogram SOCI
Funders: Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58635

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