Potential traumatic events in early childhood and behavioural resilience: A longitudinal case control study

Küenzlen, Heidi, Bekkhus, Mona, Thorpe, Karen, & Borge, Anne I. H. (2016) Potential traumatic events in early childhood and behavioural resilience: A longitudinal case control study. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 13(3), pp. 394-406.

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Abstract

Resilience can be evidenced when an exposure to potentially traumatic event (PTE) has no negative impact on behavior. This study explored the effects of exposure to PTE applying a longitudinal design with 592 children (mean age 4 years) followed across three years. Children who had experienced a PTE and those who had not, were compared over time. Behavioral difficulties and prosocial behaviour for children experiencing PTE did not differ from those who had not experienced a PTE suggesting resilience among the exposed children. PTE in itself seems to carry minimal risk for symptoms of behaviour difficulties among preschool children.

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ID Code: 98255
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Potentially traumatic events; early childhood resilience; behavioral difficulties; prosocial behaviour
DOI: 10.1080/17405629.2016.1150174
ISSN: 1740-5610
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Funding:
  • NORWEGIAN RESEARCH C/
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Deposited On: 18 Aug 2016 23:20
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2016 22:21

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