ERIC Number: EJ1096975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Peer Victimization and Social Anxiety: An Exploration of Coping Strategies as Mediators
Lee, Kelly M.; Shellman, Alison B.; Osmer, Sarah C.; Day, Susan X.; Dempsey, Allison G.
Journal of School Violence, v15 n4 p406-423 2016
This study examined the relationship between recalled peer victimization, coping styles, and current social anxiety. College students (N = 298, 87.9% female) completed a demographic questionnaire, the Recalled Victimization Questionnaire- Revised (RVQ-R), the Brief Fear of Negative Evaluation (BFNE), and the Coping Styles Questionnaire (CSQ). Three separate linear regression analyses were performed to test for mediation of coping style on the relationship among peer victimization and symptoms of social anxiety. Emotional coping was confirmed as a partially mediating variable between peer victimization and social anxiety through Sobel's (1982) test for mediation. The results of this mediational analysis emphasize the importance of focusing on coping strategies among adolescents who experience peer victimization.
Descriptors: Victims, Coping, Bullying, Anxiety, Peer Relationship, College Students, Questionnaires, Regression (Statistics), Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Measures (Individuals)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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