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Shyness as a moderator of the link between advanced maturity and early adolescent risk behavior
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (CDR, YES)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3504-9037
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (CDR, YES)
Örebro University, School of Law, Psychology and Social Work. (CDR, YES)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6879-3022
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, ISSN 0036-5564, E-ISSN 1467-9450, Vol. 52, no 4, p. 341-353Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Advanced maturity in early adolescence has previously been linked with several risk behaviors. In this study, we examine whether shyness and gender might moderate this link. The participants were 750 early adolescents (Mage = 13.73; 390 girls and 360 boys), followed for one year. We conducted analyses with shyness and gender as moderators of the links between advanced maturity and different types of risk behavior, and between one risk behavior and another. Despite differential patterns for boys and girls, the results suggest that being shy or not being shy modifies the links between advanced maturity and risk behavior primarily for boys. For boys, shyness reduces relationships between advanced maturity and risk behavior, whereas not being shy exacerbates the relationships between advanced maturity and high-risk behavior. Controlling for romantic involvement and peer victimization did not alter the moderating effects, thus failing to support the idea that the weaker links for shy youths were due to shy youths not being drawn into advanced peer groups by romantic partners or peers. Thus, shyness might serve as a buffer against risk behavior in early adolescence.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2011. Vol. 52, no 4, p. 341-353
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-13733DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9450.2011.00877.xISI: 000292743900004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-79960379674OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-13733DiVA, id: diva2:386821
Available from: 2011-01-13 Created: 2011-01-13 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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