Publication

Generation of Interpersonal Stressful Events: The Role of Poor Social Skills and Early Physical Maturation in Young Adolescents-The TRAILS Study

Bakker, M. P., Ormel, J., Lindenberg, S., Verhulst, F. C. & Oldehinkel, A. J., Oct-2011, In : Journal of Early Adolescence. 31, 5, p. 633-655 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Copy link to clipboard

Documents

DOI

This study developed two specifications of the social skills deficit stress generation hypothesis: the "gender-incongruence" hypothesis to predict peer victimization and the "need for autonomy" hypothesis to predict conflict with authorities. These hypotheses were tested in a prospective large population cohort of 2,064 Dutch young adolescents. Social skills and pubertal timing were measured when the sample was about 11 years old, and stressful life events were measured 2.5 years later at follow-up. As predicted by the gender-incongruence hypothesis, poor assertion in boys and poor self-control in girls were associated with peer victimization. Consistent with the need for autonomy hypothesis, poor self-control was associated with conflict with authorities, in both boys and girls. Furthermore, early physical maturation exacerbated the effect of poor self-control on conflict with authorities for both genders. These specific associations provide more insights in the pathways that result in the experience of interpersonal stressors in young adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)633-655
Number of pages23
JournalJournal of Early Adolescence
Volume31
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct-2011

    Keywords

  • stress generation, social skills, puberty, gender, LIFE-COURSE-PERSISTENT, ANTISOCIAL-BEHAVIOR, GENDER-DIFFERENCES, PEER VICTIMIZATION, SELF-CONTROL, EXTERNALIZING PROBLEMS, DEPRESSIVE SYMPTOMS, MAJOR DEPRESSION, PUBERTAL CHANGES, COURSE PATTERNS

Download statistics

No data available

ID: 5398999