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Internationally Adopted Children from Non-European Countries: General Development during the First Two Years in the Adoptive Family

Table 5

Hierarchical multiple regression analysis predicting communication, temperamental characteristics, and behavior problems at age two ( 𝑁 = 1 0 0 ) .

Δ 𝑅 2 β 𝑅 2

Communication at age two
Step 1.02
 Communication (at adoption).15
Step 21.25**.27***
 Gender−.22*
 Transition reactions−.18*
 Age at adoption−.45**

Gross motor development at age two
Step 1.02 .10***
 Gross motor development (at adoption).15
Step 21.08

Emotionality at age two
Step 1.47*** .51***
 Emotionality (at adoption).69***
Step 21.04

Activity at age two
Step 1.19*** .50***
 Activity (at adoption).43***
Step 21.07

Shyness at age two
Step 1.27*** .32
 Shyness (at adoption).52***
Step 21.06

Physically challenging behavior at age two
Step 1.22***
 Physically chal. Behave (at adoption).47***.35***
Step 21.13
 Gender.18*

Non-physically challenging behavior at age two
Step 1.19***
 Non-physical Chal. behavior.43***.26
Step 21.08
 Age at adoption−.25*

Note. 1Independend variables: gender, transition reactions, and age of adoption. Only significant values are presented. *** 𝑃 < . 0 0 1 , ** 𝑃 < . 0 1 , and * 𝑃 < . 0 5 .

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