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Publications [#271940] of Kenneth A. Dodge

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  1. Schermerhorn, AC; Bates, JE; Goodnight, JA; Lansford, JE; Dodge, KA; Pettit, GS (2013). Temperament moderates associations between exposure to stress and children's externalizing problems.. Child Development, 84(5), 1579-1593. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/12/12)

    The interaction between a temperament profile (four groups determined by high vs. low resistance to control [unmanageability] and unadaptability [novelty distress]) and family stress in predicting externalizing problems at school in children followed from kindergarten through eighth grade (ages 5-13) was investigated. The sample consisted of 556 families (290 boys). At Time 1 just prior to kindergarten, mothers retrospectively reported on their child's temperament during infancy. Each year, mothers reported stress and teachers reported children's externalizing problems. Temperament profile was tested as a moderator of the stress-externalizing association for various time periods. Results indicated that the combination of high resistance to control and high unadaptability strengthens the stress-externalizing association. Findings are discussed in terms of possible underlying mechanisms.

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