Marital conflict and growth in children's internalizing symptoms: the role of autonomic nervous system activity.

  title={Marital conflict and growth in children's internalizing symptoms: the role of autonomic nervous system activity.},
  author={M. El-Sheikh and M. Keiley and S. Erath and W. J. Dyer},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  volume={49 1},
  • M. El-Sheikh, M. Keiley, +1 author W. J. Dyer
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychology
  • We assessed trajectories of children's internalizing symptoms, indexed through anxiety and depression, with a focus on the role of interactions between interparental marital conflict, children's sympathetic nervous system activity indexed by skin conductance level (SCL), and parasympathetic nervous system activity indexed by respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA) as predictors of growth. Children participated in 3 waves of data collection with a 1-year lag between each wave. At T1, 128 girls and… CONTINUE READING
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