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dc.contributor.authorHagan, Melissa J
dc.contributor.authorLuecken, Linda J
dc.contributor.authorModecki, Kathryn L
dc.contributor.authorSandler, Irwin N
dc.contributor.authorWolchik, Sharlene A
dc.date.accessioned2018-03-22T04:10:53Z
dc.date.available2018-03-22T04:10:53Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn1528-3542
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/emo0000161
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/100769
dc.description.abstractThe temperamental trait of negative emotionality (NE) plays an important role in maladaptation among adults experiencing significant life stress. However, the prospective relation between childhood NE and subsequent interrelated behavioral, emotional, and biological dysregulation in later life has not yet been established among children who experience early adversity. Using a longitudinal sample of youth who experienced parental divorce during childhood (N = 160; 53% male; 83% White), we tested the hypothesis that childhood NE would predict physiological, emotional, and behavioral dysregulation 15 years later. NE was assessed by maternal report when youth were between 9 and 12 years old. Fifteen years later, young adults (mean age = 25.55 years) participated in a psychosocial stress task to assess cortisol reactivity and reported on internalizing symptoms and problematic alcohol use. Structural equation modeling revealed that higher childhood NE predicted significantly greater alcohol use, internalizing symptoms, and total cortisol output during a stress task 15 years later. Importantly, these findings held after adjusting for childhood internalizing symptoms. In addition, problematic alcohol use was associated with greater cortisol reactivity and internalizing symptoms. Findings suggest that childhood NE is a critical risk marker for interrelated forms of dysregulation in young adulthood among at-risk youth.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom877
dc.relation.ispartofpageto885
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEmotion
dc.relation.ispartofvolume16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchDevelopmental Psychology and Ageing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170102
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleChildhood negative emotionality predicts biobehavioral dysregulation fifteen years later
dc.typeJournal article
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dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.griffith.authorModecki, Kathryn L.


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