This study examined whether social support available to parents moderated the heritability of parent-reported social approach at 12 months (N = 286 twin pairs, 52.00% female) and social competence at 30 months (N = 259 twin pairs, 53.30% female). Genetic and environmental covariance across age is also reported. Social support consistently moderated genetic influences on children’s social approach and competence, such that heritability was highest when parents reported low social support. Shared environment was not moderated by social support and explained continuity across age.
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- Partial requirement for: Ph. D., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-43)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Psychology