Exposure to interparental conflict and children's adjustment and physical health: the moderating role of vagal tone.

@article{ElSheikh2001ExposureTI,
  title={Exposure to interparental conflict and children's adjustment and physical health: the moderating role of vagal tone.},
  author={Mona El-Sheikh and J Harger and Stephanie M Whitson},
  journal={Child development},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 6},
  pages={1617-36}
}
Physiological regulation, as indexed by baseline vagal tone and delta vagal tone (the change in vagal tone during an attention-demanding or challenging task), was examined as a moderator in the relations between exposure to verbal and physical parental marital conflict and children's adjustment and physical health. Higher vagal tone was posited to serve a protective function (i.e., buffer) for children exposed to higher levels of marital conflict. Seventy-five 8- to 12-year-olds and their… CONTINUE READING
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