Season of birth and location of residence: Defining the role of ultraviolet radiation exposure on childhood temperament and behaviour

Dang, Huong Tran Cam (2016) Season of birth and location of residence: Defining the role of ultraviolet radiation exposure on childhood temperament and behaviour. PhD thesis, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis added new insight to research knowledge about the role that season and ultraviolet radiation (UV) exposure during pregnancy has on children's temperament and behaviours, using a nation-wide longitudinal study. It was found that young children born in summer months are likely to have problematic behaviours. The thesis also found that summer-born children are likely to receive lowest levels of UV exposure during the gestational period. Finally, this work showed that low gestational UV exposure is associated with an increased risk of behavioural problems in children.

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ID Code: 94444
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD)
Supervisor: Kimlin, Michael & Barnett, Adrian
Keywords: season of birth, ultraviolet radiation exposure, pregnancy, epidemiology, the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire, the Short Temperament Scale for Toddlers, the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children, temperament, behaviour
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2016 03:02
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2016 03:02

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