Resilience among children exposed to domestic violence: The role of risk and protective factors

Cecilia Martinez-Torteya, G. Anne Bogat, Alexander Von Eye, Alytia A. Levendosky

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Individual and family characteristics that predict resilience among children exposed to domestic violence (DV) were examined. Mother-child dyads (n = 190) were assessed when the children were 2, 3, and 4 years of age. DV-exposed children were 3.7 times more likely than nonexposed children to develop internalizing or externalizing problems. However, 54% of DV-exposed children maintained positive adaptation and were characterized by easy temperament (odds ratio [OR] =.39, d =.52) and nondepressed mothers (OR = 1.14, d =.07), as compared to their nonresilient counterparts. Chronic DV was associated with maternal depression, difficult child temperament, and internalizing or externalizing symptoms. Results underscore heterogeneous outcomes among DV-exposed children and the influence of individual and family characteristics on children's adaptation.

Idioma originalEnglish
Páginas (desde-hasta)562-577
Número de páginas16
PublicaciónChild Development
EstadoPublished - 1 mar. 2009
Publicado de forma externa

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatría, perinaltología y salud infantil
  • Educación
  • Psicología educativa y evolutiva


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