Predictors of resilience in maltreated and nonmaltreated Latino children

Elisa Flores, Dante Cicchetti, Fred A. Rogosch

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To date, few studies have sought to investigate the effects of child maltreatment and processes influencing maladaptation and resilience in Latino children. In the current investigation, multiple aspects of functioning, personal resources, and relationship features were examined in school-age maltreated and nonmaltreated Latino children, Maltreated Latino children were found to have fewer areas of resilient functioning. Ego-resiliency and ego-control, as personal resources, and the ability to form a positive relationship with an adult figure outside of the immediate family predicted resilience. However, certain aspects of interpersonal functioning were differentially related to resilience for maltreated and nonmaltreated Latino children. These findings have implications for understanding how resilience can be promoted in maltreated and nonmaltreated Latino children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)338-351
Number of pages14
JournalDevelopmental psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


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