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ERIC Number: EJ1021212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Maternal Psychological Control and Peer Victimization in Early Adolescence: An Application of the Family Relational Schema Model
Batanova, Milena D.; Loukas, Alexandra
Journal of Early Adolescence, v34 n2 p206-228 Feb 2014
Guided by the family relational schema model, the current study examined the direct and indirect contributions of maternal psychological control to subsequent relational and overt peer victimization, via early adolescents' conduct problems, fear of negative evaluation, and depressive symptoms. Participants were 499 10- to 14-year-olds (53% female; 77% European American) involved in two waves of a study with 1 year between each wave. Path analyses indicated that depressive symptoms mediated the associations between maternal psychological control and increases in both forms of peer victimization across the 1-year time period. Although conduct problems were concurrently associated with maternal psychological control, and fear of negative evaluation predicted change in both forms of peer victimization, neither variable mediated the maternal psychological control-peer victimization associations. Results were generally consistent across gender, with a few notable differences. Study findings provide partial support for the family relational schema model and implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory; Childrens Report of Parental Behavior Inventory; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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