Differential Susceptibility to Negative Life Events: The Interactive Influence of Temperament
Time and Location
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-060
Saturday May 24, 2008, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Negative life events increase children’s risk for externalizing behaviors. However, favorable dispositional factors, including easy temperament, attenuate these effects. This study tested whether temperamental resistance to control and unadaptability interact to strengthen effects of negative life events. As hypothesized, effects were strongest for youths high in both resistance and unadaptability.