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Kind en adolescent

, Volume 27, Issue 4, pp 129–136 | Cite as

De persoonlijkheid van kinderen

Ontwikkeling en consequenties
  • Marcel A. G. van Aken
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Samenvatting

Van Aken, M. A. G. (2006). Children’s personality. Development and consequences, Kind en Adolescent, 27 (4), 204-215.

The article focuses on individual differences between children, as indicated by the concepts of temperament and personality. It is discussed that the personality of children is clearly visible from an early age, and shows moderate stability. It is also shown how personality, together with environmental factors, determine the child’s functioning through person-environment correlations as well as person-environment interactions. Several possible connections between personality and psychopathology in children are illustrated. To conclude, the implications of all the above for interventions with children are discussed.

Samenvatting

In dit artikel gaat de aandacht uit naar individuele verschillen tussen kinderen, zoals die samengevat worden onder de termen ‘temperament’ of ‘persoonlijkheid’. Besproken wordt dat de persoonlijkheid van kinderen vanaf jonge leeftijd al duidelijk waar te nemen is en tevens een bepaalde mate van stabiliteit kent. Tevens komt aan de orde hoe deze persoonlijkheid in samenhang met omgevingsfactoren het functioneren van een kind kan bepalen, door persoon-omgeving correlaties en persoon-omgeving interacties. Ook worden mogelijke verbindingen tussen persoonlijkheid en psychopathologie bij kinderen toegelicht. Tot slot gaat de auteur in op de mogelijke implicaties die dit alles heeft voor interventies bij kinderen.

Keywords:

temperament personality children 

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