Personality, adrenal steroid hormones, and resilience in maltreated children: a multilevel perspective.

@article{Cicchetti2007PersonalityAS,
  title={Personality, adrenal steroid hormones, and resilience in maltreated children: a multilevel perspective.},
  author={Dante Cicchetti and Fred A. Rogosch},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={2007},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={787-809}
}
In this multilevel investigation, resilience in adaptive functioning among maltreated and nonmaltreated low-income children (N = 677) was examined in relation to the regulation of two stress-responsive adrenal steroid hormones, cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), as well as the personality constructs of ego resiliency and ego control. Maltreatment status was not related to differences in average levels of morning or afternoon cortisol or DHEA. However, lower morning cortisol was related… CONTINUE READING

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