Susan P. Keane

Interests: * Social development in children * Developmental outcomes of early behavior problems, including emotion dysregulation and peer relationship difficulties * The impact of parent and teacher relationships on developmental outcomes * Assessment of cognitive and academic functioning * Evidenced-based assessment of childhood disorders * Evidenced-based treatment of childhood externalizing problems * Parent-training interventions and family-based problem solving communication training for adolescents and their families

There are 35 included publications by Susan P. Keane :

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Biological, behavioral, and relational levels of resilience in the context of risk for early childhood behavior problems. 2007 2310 Longitudinal growth patterns of internalizing and externalizing behavior problems were examined in a community sample of 441 children across the ages of 2 to 5 using hierarchical linear modeling. Contextual risk was measured using five indicators (so...
Cardiac vagal regulation and early peer status. 2007 1848 A sample of 341 5 ½ -year-old children participating in an ongoing longitudinal study was the focus of a study on the relation between cardiac vagal regulation and peer status. To assess cardiac vagal regulation, resting measures of respiratory sinus...
Cardiac vagal regulation to emotional challenge differentiates among child behavior problem subtypes. 2007 1457 A sample of 335 five-year-old children participating in an ongoing longitudinal study was the focus of a study on the effects of emotional and behavioral challenge on cardiac activity in children with different patterns of early childhood behavior pr...
Cardiovascular Regulation Profile Predicts Developmental Trajectory of BMI and Pediatric Obesity 2011 1599 The present study examined the role of cardiovascular regulation in predicting pediatric obesity. Participants for this study included 268 children (141 girls) obtained from a larger ongoing longitudinal study. To assess cardiac vagal regulation, res...
Childhood self-regulation as a mechanism through which early overcontrolling parenting is associated with adjustment in preadolescence 2018 15 We examined longitudinal associations across an 8-year time span between overcontrolling parenting during toddlerhood, self-regulation during early childhood, and social, emotional, and academic adjustment in preadolescence (N = 422). Overcontrolling...
Childhood temperament predictors of adolescent physical activity 2017 68 Background: Physical inactivity is a leading cause of mortality worldwide. Many patterns of physical activity involvement are established early in life. To date, the role of easily identifiable early-life individual predictors of PA, such as childhoo...
Contributions of Child’s Physiology and Maternal Behavior to Children’s Trajectories of Temperamental Reactivity 2010 1214 Trajectories of children’s temperamental reactivity (negative affectivity and surgency) were examined in a community sample of 370 children across the ages of 4 to 7 using Hierarchical Linear Modeling. Children’s physiological reactivity (respiratory...
Developmental origins of early antisocial behavior 2009 1541 Early antisocial behavior has its origins in childhood behavior problems, particularly those characterized by aggressive and destructive behavior. Deficits in self-regulation across multiple domains of functioning, from the physiological to the cog...
Developmental patterns of respiratory sinus arrhythmia from toddlerhood to adolescence 2020 45 Parasympathetic nervous system functioning as indexed by respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) is widely used as a measure of physiological regulation. We examined developmental patterns of children’s resting RSA and RSA reactivity from 2 to 15 years of...
Dietary Restraint in Adolescence Predicts Diet Quality in Young Adulthood 2020 9 Establishing a diet that follows the Dietary Guidelines for Americans has been associated with lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease and cancer. Some research has shown that individuals’ desire for weight control is an important factor ...
Diets rich in fruits and vegetables are associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk in adolescents 2018 105 Obesity and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk are public health concerns in adolescents, yet few studies have examined the association of their diet to CVD risk factors. This study investigated associations between diet, body mass index (BMI), waist ...
Family Stress and Parental Responses to Children’s Negative Emotions: Tests of the Spillover, Crossover, and Compensatory Hypotheses 2009 2257 The relations between 4 sources of family stress (marital dissatisfaction, home chaos, parental depressive symptoms, and job role dissatisfaction) and the emotion socialization practice of mothers’ and fathers’ responses to children’s negative emotio...
Individual differences in trajectories of emotion regulation processes: The effects of maternal depressive symptomatology and children’s physiological regulation. 2008 2695 Trajectories of emotion regulation processes were examined in a community sample of 269 children across the ages of 4 to 7 using hierarchical linear modeling. Maternal depressive symptomatology (Symptom Checklist–90) and children’s physiological reac...
Longitudinal associations between emotion regulation and adiposity in late adolescence: Indirect effects through eating behaviors 2019 91 The prevalence of obesity among U.S. youth continues to increase, with many adolescents engaging in unhealthy eating behaviors. Increasingly, research points to the role of self-regulation in obesity development, yet existing work has largely focused...
Maternal socialization of child emotion and adolescent adjustment: Indirect effects through emotion regulation 2020 61 A fundamental question in developmental science is how parental emotion socialization processes are associated with children’s subsequent adaptation. Few extant studies have examined this question across multiple developmental periods and levels of a...
Parent Involvement and Student Academic Performance: A Multiple Mediational Analysis 2010 7391 Parent involvement in a child's education is consistently found to be positively associated with a child's academic performance. However, there has been little investigation of the mechanisms that explain this association. The present study examines ...
Parental ADHD Symptomology and Ineffective Parenting: The Connecting Link of Home Chaos 2010 2075 Objective. This study examines links between maternal and paternal attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and parenting practices that require inhibition of impulses, sustained attention, and consistency; the role of home chaos in t...
Predicting Cardiac Vagal Regulation in Early Childhood from Maternal–Child Relationship Quality during Toddlerhood 2008 1565 The aim of this study was to examine the influence of maternal–child relationship quality during toddlerhood on early childhood physiological regulation. A community sample of 447 children (215 males) was recruited at age 2 for participation in the s...
Predicting change in parenting stress across early childhood: Child and maternal factors. 2007 4490 This study examined maternal parenting stress in a sample of 430 boys and girls including those at risk for externalizing behavior problems. Children and their mothers were assessed when the children were ages 2, 4, and 5. Hierarchical linear modelin...
Predicting emotional and social competence during early childhood from toddler risk and maternal behavior 2010 1352 The longitudinal associations between maternal parenting behavior and toddler risk with children’s emotional and social competence were examined during the transition to kindergarten, in a sample of 253 children. Toddler risk was characterized by ear...
Predicting Kindergarten Peer Social Status From Toddler and Preschool Problem Behavior 2004 3948 The aim of this study was to investigate the toddler and preschool predictors of early peer social preference. Behavioral and social functioning were examined in a sample of children across the toddler and preschool years from parent and teacher obse...
Predicting stability and change in toddler behavior problems: Contributions of maternal behavior and child gender. 2004 3653 This study examined the stability and continuity of early-identified behavior problems and the factors associated with this stability. Children and their mothers (N = 125) were seen when the children were 2 and 4 years of age. Maternal reports of chi...
Profiles of Disruptive Behavior Across Early Childhood: Contributions of Frustration Reactivity, Physiological Regulation, and Maternal Behavior 2008 1863 Disruptive behavior, including aggression, defiance, and temper tantrums, typically peaks in early toddlerhood and decreases by school entry; however, some children do not show this normative decline. The current study examined disruptive behavior in...
Profiles of externalizing behavior problems for boys and girls across preschool: The roles of emotion regulation and inattention. 2006 3020 Although externalizing behavior typically peaks in toddlerhood and decreases by school entry, some children do not show this normative decline. A sample of 383 boys and girls was assessed at ages 2, 4, and 5 for externalizing behavior and at age 2 on...
Rationale, design and methods for the RIGHT Track Health Study; pathways from childhood self- regulation to cardiovascular risk in adolescence 2016 76 Background: Cardiovascular risk factors during adolescence—including obesity, elevated lipids, altered glucose metabolism, hypertension, and elevated low-grade inflammation—is cause for serious concern and potentially impacts subsequent morbidity and...
Regulatory Contributors to Children’s Kindergarten Achievement. 2003 7729 The present study sought to examine whether preschool children’s emotion regulation, problem behaviors, and kindergarten behavioral self-regulation in the classroom were predictors of kindergarten achievement scores. The children (N = 122, 47% male a...
The relation of maternal behavior and attachment security to toddler’s emotions and emotion regulation 2006 3151 In this study, we examined characteristics of the mother–child context that may support young children’s emotion expressions and emotion regulation. We observed children (N= 154) in four emotion-eliciting episodes to measure their emotion expressions...
The Role of Emotion Regulation and Children's Early Academic Success 2007 2049 This study investigated the role of children's emotion regulation skills and academic success in kindergarten, using a sample of 325 five-year-old children. A mediational analysis addressed the potential mechanisms through which emotion regulation re...
The role of emotion regulation and the student-teacher relationship in children’s academic success. 2006 2447 This study investigated the role of emotion regulation in children's early academic success using a sample of 325 kindergarteners. A mediational analysis addressed the potential mechanisms through which emotion regulation relates to children's early ...
Self-regulation as a predictor of patterns of change in externalizing behaviors from infancy to adolescence 2017 4 We examined associations between specific self-regulatory mechanisms and externalizing behavior patterns from ages 2 to 15 (N = 443). The relation between multiple self-regulatory indicators across multiple domains (i.e., physiological, attentional, ...
Temperament and externalizing behavior: Peer acceptance as a protective factor. 2008 3921 The construct of temperament is commonly viewed as the basic organization of personality, which is observable as early as infancy and becomes elaborated over the course of development as the individual's skills, abilities, cognitions, and motivations...
Temperamental anger and positive reactivity and the development of social skills: Implications for academic competence during preadolescence 2017 18 Research Findings: This study examines whether the development of social skills during childhood serves as a mechanism through which temperamental anger and positive reactivity in toddlerhood influence children’s academic competence during preadolesc...
Testing a developmental cascade model of emotional and social competence and early peer acceptance 2010 2195 A developmental cascade model of early emotional and social competence predicting later peer acceptance was examined in a community sample of 440 children across the ages of 2 to 7. Children’s externalizing behavior, emotion regulation, social skills...
Trajectories of Peer Victimization: The Role of Multiple Relationships 2010 1485 This study examined early elementary school children's trajectories of peer victimization with a sample of 218 boys and girls. Peer victimization was assessed (via peer report) in kindergarten and first, second, and fifth grades. Hierarchical linear ...
Vagal dysregulation in early childhood and cardiovascular risk in adolescence 2017 66 Objective: Poor behavioral self-regulation in the first 2 decades of life has been identified as an important precursor of disease risk in adulthood. However, physiological regulation has not been well studied as a disease risk factor before adulthoo...