ERIC Number: EJ1094852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
Teasing Experiences and Risk-Taking: Gender and Self-Esteem as Moderator and Mediator
Gregg, David H.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Pernice-Duca, Francesca; Van Dale, Kimberly G.
Journal of School Violence, v15 n3 p365-385 2016
This study explored the roles of gender and self-esteem in the relations between various teasing experiences and externalizing behavior. Externalizing behavior was measured as reported risk-taking and alcohol consumption. Within a sample of 651 high school students located in the Midwest, males reported significantly more externalizing behavior and higher self-esteem than females. Males and females significantly differed in several associations between teasing experiences and externalizing behavior. Only females experienced self-esteem as a mediator of these relations. This study significantly contributes to existing literature by illuminating many unique and unexpected relations between teasing, self-esteem, and externalizing behavior. The findings may assist clinicians and educators by providing improved methods of detection, intervention, and prevention of the potentially harmful effects of teasing.
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Esteem, Risk, Antisocial Behavior, High School Students, Drinking, Self Concept Measures, Questionnaires, Likert Scales, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Significance, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale