The study of stress and competence in children: a building block for developmental psychopathology.

N. Garmezy, A. S. Masten, A. Tellegen

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Abstract

This article discusses the building blocks for a developmental psychopathology, focusing on studies of risk, competence, and protective factors. The current Project Competence studies of stress and competence are described, with particular attention to the methodology and strategies for data analysis. The authors present a 3-model approach to stress resistance in a multivariate regression framework: the compensatory, challenge, and protective factor models. These models are illustrated by selected data. In the concluding section, an evaluation of the project is offered in terms of future directions for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-111
Number of pages15
JournalChild development
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1984
Externally publishedYes

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