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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 6/2021

26-04-2021 | Original Paper

Childhood Trauma and Self-Control: The Mediating Role of Depletion Sensitivity

Auteurs: Zhuo Zhang, Junhua Dang, Jiayi Li, Yongtong He, Sicheng Huang, You Wang, Xueling Yang

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 6/2021

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Abstract

Previous research demonstrated that childhood trauma was associated with self-control deficit from adolescence to adulthood. However, the underlying mechanism was not well understood. The present study aimed to examine the mediating effect of depletion sensitivity on the association between childhood trauma and self-control. This study recruited a sample of 1415 college students from a large university in China. Participants completed three self-reported scales measuring their traumatic experiences during childhood (Childhood Trauma Questionnaire), their sensitivity to depletion (Depletion Sensitivity Scale), and self-control capacity (Self-Control Scale). The results showed that childhood trauma was positively correlated depletion sensitivity and negatively correlated with self-control, and the link between depletion sensitivity and self-control was also significant. The structural equation model demonstrated that childhood trauma had significantly indirect effects on self-control capacity via depletion sensitivity, which accounted for 50.1% of the total effect and indicated a partial mediation. The present findings suggest that one probable pathway that childhood trauma might affect self-control is through heightened depletion sensitivity.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Childhood Trauma and Self-Control: The Mediating Role of Depletion Sensitivity
Auteurs
Zhuo Zhang
Junhua Dang
Jiayi Li
Yongtong He
Sicheng Huang
You Wang
Xueling Yang
Publicatiedatum
26-04-2021
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 6/2021
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-021-01958-8