Cognitive control as a moderator of temperamental motivations toward adolescent risk-taking behavior

Youssef, George J., Whittle, Sarah, Allen, Nicholas B., Lubman, Dan I., Simmons, Julian G. and Yücel, Murat 2016, Cognitive control as a moderator of temperamental motivations toward adolescent risk-taking behavior, Child development, vol. 87, no. 2, pp. 395-404, doi: 10.1111/cdev.12480.

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Title Cognitive control as a moderator of temperamental motivations toward adolescent risk-taking behavior
Author(s) Youssef, George J.ORCID iD for Youssef, George J.
Whittle, Sarah
Allen, Nicholas B.
Lubman, Dan I.
Simmons, Julian G.
Yücel, Murat
Journal name Child development
Volume number 87
Issue number 2
Start page 395
End page 404
Total pages 10
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Hoboken, N.J.
Publication date 2016-03
ISSN 1467-8624
Keyword(s) Social Sciences
Psychology, Educational
Psychology, Developmental
Summary Few studies have directly examined whether cognitive control can moderate the influence of temperamental positive and negative affective traits on adolescent risk-taking behavior. Using a combined multimethod, latent variable approach to the assessment of adolescent risk-taking behavior and cognitive control, this study examined whether cognitive control moderates the influence of temperamental surgency and frustration on risk-taking behavior in a sample of 177 adolescents (Mage = 16.12 years, SD = 0.69). As predicted, there was a significant interaction between cognitive control and frustration, but not between cognitive control and surgency, in predicting risk-taking behavior. These findings have important implications and suggest that the determinants of adolescent risk taking depend on the valence of the affective motivation for risk-taking behavior.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/cdev.12480
Field of Research 170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified
1701 Psychology
1702 Cognitive Science
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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