Vulnerability and resilience: a study of high-risk adolescents.

@article{Luthar1991VulnerabilityAR,
  title={Vulnerability and resilience: a study of high-risk adolescents.},
  author={Suniya S Luthar},
  journal={Child development},
  year={1991},
  volume={62 3},
  pages={600-16}
}
Factors that allow children to maintain socially competent behaviors despite stress were examined among 144 inner-city ninth-grade students with a mean age of 15.3 years. Stress was operationalized by scores on a negative life events scale, and definitions of social competence were based on peer ratings, teacher ratings, and school grades. Moderator variables examined included intelligence, internal locus of control, social skills, ego development, and positive life events. Following… CONTINUE READING
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