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J. Korean Home Econ. Assoc > Volume 48(10); 2010 > Article
Journal of the Korean Home Economics Association 2010;48(10):89-103. doi: https://doi.org/10.6115/khea.2010.48.10.089
Predictors of the Developmental Trajectories of Internalizing Problem Behaviors in Adolescents
Young Jin Oh1, Yeong Hee Kim2
1Department of Social Welfare, Kungdong University
2Department of Child Welfare, Chungbuk National University
Corresponding Author: Yeong Hee Kim ,Tel: 82-43-261-3147 , Fax: 82-43-260-2793 , Email: enjoy@chungbuk.ac.kr
Received: September 9, 2010; Revised: September 10, 2010   Accepted: October 14, 2010.
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to examine the developmental trajectories of adolescents' internalizing problem behaviors. The data came from 3,188 middle school students through their participation in the Korea Youth Panel Survey(KYPS). Adolescents with a high level of internalizing problem behaviors in the first year showed a rapid decline in these behaviors over time, whereas for adolescents with a low level of these behaviors in the first year the decline was slow. The predictors of the developmental trajectories were related to individual variables, such as gender, self-esteem, self-control, stress, self-stigmatization, and academic achievement. The developmental trajectories of adolescents' internalizing problem behaviors were classified into four groups. The predictors of the patterns of developmental trajectories in adolescents' internalizing problem behaviors appeared to be related to individual variables.
Keywords: adolescence, internalizing behavior, developmental trajectories, predictors of developmental trajectories
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