Constructing a prospective model of psychosocial adaptation in young adolescents with spina bifida: an application of optimal data analysis

Title

Constructing a prospective model of psychosocial adaptation in young adolescents with spina bifida: an application of optimal data analysis

Creator

Coakley RM; Holmbeck GN; Bryant FB

Publisher

Journal of Pediatric Psychology

Date

2006

Subject

Child; Female; Humans; Male; Prospective Studies; Self Concept; Longitudinal Studies; Sick Role; Social Adjustment; Conflict (Psychology); Motivation; Body Image; Stress; adolescent; Adaptation; Psychological; Models; Family/psychology; Statistical; Adolescent Transitions; Parents/psychology; Psychological/complications; Social Behavior; Educational Status; Individuation; Intelligence; Spinal Dysraphism/psychology

Description

OBJECTIVE: To examine how individual- and family-level predictors in late childhood and preadolescence relate to psychosocial adaptation (i.e., scholastic success, social acceptance, and positive self-worth) in early adolescence. METHOD: This prospective longitudinal study includes 68 families of children with spina bifida and 68 comparison families of healthy children. Multimethod, multiinformant data were evaluated via optimal data analysis (ODA) and classification tree analysis (CTA) techniques. RESULTS: Factors best predicting psychosocial adaptation in early adolescence included (a) intrinsic motivation, (b) estimated verbal IQ, (c) behavioral conduct, (d) coping style, and (e) physical appearance. There were no significant group (spina bifida vs. able-bodied) effects. CONCLUSIONS: The final classification model correctly classified 77.8% of the total sample, indicating that this model had significant predictive capabilities. Results suggested that processes leading to psychosocial adaptation may be similar for youth with and without chronic illness.
2006

Rights

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Type

Journal Article

Citation List Month

Backlog

Pages

1084-1099

Issue

10

Volume

31

Citation

Coakley RM; Holmbeck GN; Bryant FB, “Constructing a prospective model of psychosocial adaptation in young adolescents with spina bifida: an application of optimal data analysis,” Pediatric Palliative Care Library, accessed August 3, 2021, https://pedpalascnetlibrary.omeka.net/items/show/13549.

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