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ERIC Number: EJ1051444
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Indirect Effects in the Peer Victimization-Academic Achievement Relation: The Role of Academic Self-Concept and Gender
Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick
Psychology in the Schools, v52 n3 p235-247 Mar 2015
Peer victimization is a concern because victimized youth are more likely to have social, emotional, and academic difficulties. The current study examined the link between peer victimization and academic achievement by exploring the indirect effect of academic self-concept on two variables. The sample consisted of 140 middle school students (40% male, 60% female). Using structural equation modeling, a mediation model revealed a significant indirect effect of victimization on academic achievement through academic self-concept; however, when tested for gender differences, the indirect effect was only significant for girls. Interpretation of these results and suggestions for future studies are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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