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An interactional model of pubertal timing, interpersonal interaction, and HPA -axis reactivity


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Abstract (summary)

In a sample of non-patient late adolescent women (N=110), this study investigated associations between pubertal timing, interpersonal conflict, and HPA-Axis dysregulation. Primary focus was on the interactional nature of pubertal timing as a risk factor, and the potential mediating role of specific coping behaviors. At high levels of perceived conflict, earlier pubertal timing was associated with both high stress in anticipation of interpersonal negotiation and low physiological recovery following the interaction. At low levels of perceived conflict, later pubertal timing was associated with both high stress in anticipation of interpersonal interaction and low physiological recovery following the interaction. Results suggest further investigation of behaviors which mediate between pubertal timing and girls' physiological response to stress.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Psychotherapy;
Developmental psychology
Classification
0622: Psychotherapy
0620: Developmental psychology
Identifier / keyword
Psychology; HPA-axis reactivity; Interactional; Interpersonal interaction; Pubertal timing
Title
An interactional model of pubertal timing, interpersonal interaction, and HPA -axis reactivity
Author
Smith, Anne Emilie
Number of pages
51
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 66/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542383601, 0542383608
Advisor
Powers, Sally I.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3193942
ProQuest document ID
304993905
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304993905
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