‘Concurrent and prospective associations between family socioeconomic status, social support and salivary diurnal and hair cortisol in adolescence’
Paper from the JCPP
Exposure to socioeconomic adversity is hypothesized to impact hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal (HPA) axis activity and cortisol secretion, but existing evidence is inconsistent. Yet, few studies have investigated this association using a developmental approach that considers potential protective contextual factors. This study examined the role of stability and changes in family socioeconomic status (SES) in the prediction of multiple cortisol indicators and tested whether social support moderated these associations.
Authors: Christina Y. Cantave, Mara Brendgen, Sonia Lupien, Ginette Dionne, Frank Vitaro, Michel Boivin, Isabelle Ouellet-Morin
First published: 05 October 2023
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