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The relationship between temperament and character and psychopathology in community children with overweight.
J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006 Feb; 27(1):18-24.JD

Abstract

This study investigated the relationship between temperament and character and psychopathology in at risk of overweight and overweight children. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Junior Temperament and Character Inventory (JTCI) questionnaires were administered to 453 children (10-12 years of age, 203 boys and 250 girls) in Kimpo, South Korea. Subjects were divided into three groups; (1) nonoverweight children (n = 345), (2) children at risk of overweight (n = 72), and (3) overweight children (n = 36). CBCL and the JTCI scores were compared among three groups. In addition, the relationships between subscales of the CBCL and the JTCI were evaluated. On the CBCL, overweight children had higher scores in social problems, delinquent problems, and total problems compared to nonoverweight children. Children at risk of overweight showed higher scores only in social problems compared to nonoverweight children. On the JTCI, lower persistence and tendency of higher novelty seeking was observed in overweight children compared to nonoverweight children. Persistence scores were negatively correlated with scores of delinquent problems, externalizing problems, and total problems in overweight children. Compared to nonoverweight and children at risk of overweight, overweight children had distinct patterns of temperament and character that were related to the specific psychopathology.

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Department of Psychiatry, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16511364

Citation

Hwang, Jun Won, et al. "The Relationship Between Temperament and Character and Psychopathology in Community Children With Overweight." Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics : JDBP, vol. 27, no. 1, 2006, pp. 18-24.
Hwang JW, Lyoo IK, Kim BN, et al. The relationship between temperament and character and psychopathology in community children with overweight. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006;27(1):18-24.
Hwang, J. W., Lyoo, I. K., Kim, B. N., Shin, M. S., Kim, S. J., & Cho, S. C. (2006). The relationship between temperament and character and psychopathology in community children with overweight. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics : JDBP, 27(1), 18-24.
Hwang JW, et al. The Relationship Between Temperament and Character and Psychopathology in Community Children With Overweight. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2006;27(1):18-24. PubMed PMID: 16511364.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The relationship between temperament and character and psychopathology in community children with overweight. AU - Hwang,Jun Won, AU - Lyoo,In Kyoon, AU - Kim,Boong Nyun, AU - Shin,Min Sup, AU - Kim,Seog Ju, AU - Cho,Soo Churl, PY - 2006/3/3/pubmed PY - 2006/8/3/medline PY - 2006/3/3/entrez SP - 18 EP - 24 JF - Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP JO - J Dev Behav Pediatr VL - 27 IS - 1 N2 - This study investigated the relationship between temperament and character and psychopathology in at risk of overweight and overweight children. The Child Behavior Checklist (CBCL) and the Junior Temperament and Character Inventory (JTCI) questionnaires were administered to 453 children (10-12 years of age, 203 boys and 250 girls) in Kimpo, South Korea. Subjects were divided into three groups; (1) nonoverweight children (n = 345), (2) children at risk of overweight (n = 72), and (3) overweight children (n = 36). CBCL and the JTCI scores were compared among three groups. In addition, the relationships between subscales of the CBCL and the JTCI were evaluated. On the CBCL, overweight children had higher scores in social problems, delinquent problems, and total problems compared to nonoverweight children. Children at risk of overweight showed higher scores only in social problems compared to nonoverweight children. On the JTCI, lower persistence and tendency of higher novelty seeking was observed in overweight children compared to nonoverweight children. Persistence scores were negatively correlated with scores of delinquent problems, externalizing problems, and total problems in overweight children. Compared to nonoverweight and children at risk of overweight, overweight children had distinct patterns of temperament and character that were related to the specific psychopathology. SN - 0196-206X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16511364/The_relationship_between_temperament_and_character_and_psychopathology_in_community_children_with_overweight_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1097/00004703-200602000-00003 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -