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. orcid.org/0000-0002-6178-4895
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
Psychology
NEGATIVE AFFECTIVITY
EFFORTFUL CONTROL
SELF-REGULATION
SUBSTANCE USE
ALCOHOL-USE
PERSONALITY
MODEL
INTELLIGENCE
MECHANISMS
NETWORK
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
Copyright notice ©2016, Society for Research in Child Development
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Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Psychology
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