Family processes, with a particular focus on grandparent-grandchild relationships
Social, emotional and personal development in middle childhood and adolescence
Adolescent risk behaviours
Risk and protective factors in psychopathology
Wild, L.G. (2018). Grandparental involvement and South African adolescents’ emotional and behavioural health: A summary of research findings. Contemporary Social Science,13(2), 232-245. doi: 10.1080/21582041.2017.1422536
Van Heerden, A., & Wild, L.G. (2018). Grandparent support and mental and behavioural health in middle childhood. Social Development, 27(2), 366-380. doi: 10.1111/sode.12275
Profe, W., & Wild, L.G. (2017). Mother, father, and grandparent involvement: Associations with adolescent mental health and substance use. Journal of Family Issues, 38(6), 776-797.
Levetan, J.L., & Wild, L.G. (2016). The implications of maternal grandmother coresidence and involvement for adolescent adjustment in South Africa. International Journal of Psychology, 51, 356-365.
Casale, M., Cluver, L., Crankshaw, T., Kuo, C., Lachman, J.M., & Wild, L.G. (2015). Direct and indirect effects of caregiver social support on adolescent psychological outcomes in two South African AIDS-affected communities. American Journal of Community Psychology, 55, 336-346.
Casale, M., Wild, L., Cluver, L., & Kuo, C. (2015). Social support as a protective factor for depression among women caring for children in HIV-endemic South Africa. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 17-27.
Casale, M., Wild, L., Cluver, L., & Kuo, C. (2014). The relationship between social support and anxiety among caregivers of children in HIV-endemic South Africa. Psychology, Health and Medicine, 19, 490-503.
Wild, L.G., Flisher, A.J., & Robertson, B.A. (2013). Risk and resilience in orphaned adolescents living in a community affected by AIDS. Youth and Society, 45, 140-162.
Fakier, N., & Wild, L.G. (2011). Associations among sleep problems, learning difficulties and substance use in adolescence. Journal of Adolescence, 34, 717-726.
Wild, L.G., Flisher, A.J., Bhana, A, & Lombard, C. (2004). Associations among adolescent risk behaviours and self-esteem in six domains. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45, 1454-1467.