ERIC Number: EJ845009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Reference Count: 37
Adaptive Coping under Conditions of Extreme Stress: Multilevel Influences on the Determinants of Resilience in Maltreated Children
Cicchetti, Dante; Rogosch, Fred A.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n124 p47-59 Sum 2009
The study of resilience in maltreated children reveals the possibility of coping processes and resources on multiple levels of analysis as children strive to adapt under conditions of severe stress. In a maltreating context, aspects of self-organization, including self-esteem, self-reliance, emotion regulation, and adaptable yet reserved personalities, appear particularly important for more competent coping. Moreover, individual differences in biological processes ranging from gene by environment interactions to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis to brain organization related to emotion also are shown to influence the resilience in maltreated youth, highlighting the multifaceted contributions to successful coping.
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Coping, Personality Traits, Stress Variables, Self Esteem, Self Control, Adjustment (to Environment), Individual Differences, Genetics, Physiology, Brain
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