Preschoolers' everyday conflict at home and diurnal cortisol patterns.

  title={Preschoolers' everyday conflict at home and diurnal cortisol patterns.},
  author={Richard B. Slatcher and Theodore F. Robles},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={31 6},
OBJECTIVE Early life family conflict is associated with physical health problems later in life, but little is known about the biological pathways through which conflict at home exerts it deleterious effects on health. The goal of this study was to investigate the associations between naturalistically assessed conflict in everyday family environments and diurnal cortisol in preschool-aged children. DESIGN Forty-four children aged 3-5 from two-parent families provided six saliva samples per day… CONTINUE READING
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