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ERIC Number: EJ1015292
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Finnish Sixth Graders as Victims of Adult, Peer, and Co-Occurring Adult and Peer Violence: Depression, Somatization, and Violent Ideation in Relation to Victimization
Uusitalo-Malmivaara, Lotta
Journal of Early Adolescence, v33 n6 p845-866 Aug 2013
This study examined the experiences of peer and adult victimization of 737 12-year-old Finnish students. Of the respondents, 28.4% had experienced peer or adult, or both kinds of violence. Peer violence was the most common type of violence, while adult violence was rare. The associations between victimization and depression, somatization and violent ideation were analyzed among different victim groups and among nonvictims. Peer victimization predicted depression, somatization, and violent ideation. Those victimized by both peers and adults had the highest number of symptoms but the small sample size precluded statistical decision making. Controlling for the number of close friends, relations with parents or experiences of parents' fighting or drinking did not eliminate the association between victimization and the psychobiological symptoms studied. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A