Temperament as a moderator of children's stressful experiences.

  title={Temperament as a moderator of children's stressful experiences.},
  author={Donald Wertlieb and Carol Weigel and Tamar Springer and Michael Feldstein},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  volume={57 2},
Data on 158 children, six and nine years old, are analyzed for the relationship between stress and behavior. Undesirable life events and intense "hassles" were particularly correlated with behavioral symptoms. Statistically, temperament appears to moderate this influence but, lacking appreciable variance of symptoms in the models including these interaction effects, the more parsimonious main-effects concept may be more useful.