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Continuity and change in inhibited and uninhibited children
Child Development
Format: Journal Article
Publication Year: n/a
Pages: 1474-1485
Source ID: shanti-sources-22735
Zotero Collections: Contexts of Contemplation Project
Abstract: After screening 368 toddlers and selecting 77 into extremely inhibited, extremely uninhibited, and intermediate groups, 63 children (82%) were followed up at 4 and 7 years. Minority subgroups of both the inhibited and uninhibited children showed continuity on outcomes consisting of questionnaire measures of shyness, inhibitory control, and impulsivity, as well as multiepisode observational measures of behavioral inhibition and exuberance. Change from both inhibited and uninhibited status from the toddler age was more common than remaining extremely inhibited or uninhibited, but that change was largely constrained to the middle of the distribution.