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ERIC Number: EJ1145221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Depression in Groups of Bullies and Victims: Evidence for the Differential Importance of Peer Status, Reciprocal Friends, School Liking, Academic Self-Efficacy, School Motivation and Academic Achievement
Stefanek, Elisabeth; Strohmeier, Dagmar; Yanagida, Takuya
International Journal of Developmental Science, v11 n1-2 p31-43 2017
The goals of this study were (1) to identify groups of bullies and victims, (2) to investigate level differences in depression, peer relationships, and academic variables, and (3) to examine how peer relationships and academic variables were associated with depression in these groups. The sample comprised 1,451 students (48.6% girls) aged 10-15 years (M= 12.31). Applying Latent Profile Analysis five groups were identified: non-involved adolescents (74%), bullies (9%), moderate victims (11%), severe victims (3%), and bully-victims (3%). Noninvolved adolescents had lowest level of depression and highest level of school liking. Severe victims had fewest reciprocal friends and were perceived as most unpopular. Severe victims and bully-victims had highest level of depression and lowest levels of school liking. In non-involved adolescents, moderate victims, and in bully-victims academic variables, in bullies academic variables and peer relations, and in severe victims peer relations were related to depression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Austria
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory
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