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A Prospective Study of Childhood Negative Events, Temperament, Adolescent Coping, and Stress Reactivity in Young Adulthood

Abstract Accumulating evidence implicates exposure to adverse childhood experiences in the development of hypocortisolism in the long-term, and researchers are increasingly examining individual-level mechanisms that may underlie, exacerbate or attenuate this relation among at-risk populations. The current study takes a developmentally and theoretically informed approach to examining episodic childhood stressors, inherent and voluntary self-regulation, and physiological reactivity among a longitudinal sample of youth who experienced parental divorce. Participants were drawn from a larger randomized controlled trial of a preventive intervention for children of divorce between the ages of 9 and 12. The current sample included 159 young adults (mean age... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Hagan, Melissa J. (Author) / Luecken, Linda (Advisor) / Mackinnon, David (Committee member) / Wolchik, Sharlene (Committee member) / Doane, Leah (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Clinical psychology / Developmental psychology / Psychobiology / adolescence / coping / cortisol / negative events / temperament / young adulthood
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 143 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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