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ERIC Number: EJ1145505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2192-001X
Internalising Problems and the Effects of Peer Ostracism on Children's Primary Needs
Hawes, David J.; Zadro, Lisa; Iannuzzelli, Rose; Godwin, Alexandra; MacNevin, Georgia; Dadds, Mark R.; Griffiths, Brendan; Richardson, Rick
International Journal of Developmental Science, v7 n1 p41-45 2013
The aim of this study was to examine associations between ostracism, internalising problems, and threat to primary needs (belonging, control, self-esteem, meaningful existence) in children (N= 165, M age = 9 years). Ostracism was simulated experimentally using the Cyberball paradigm--a computer-based ball-throwing game--and threats to primary needs were indexed using a modified version of the primary needs questionnaire (PNQ-C; Hawes et al., 2012). Overall, children with greater internalising problems reported greater need-threat following Cyberball. Importantly however, in the domain of "belonging", the relationship between internalising problems and need-threat was moderated by inclusionary status. Specifically, children with high levels of internalising problems exhibited greater need-threat than children low in internalising problems when included by peers; yet following ostracism, children with high internalising problems were no longer distinguishable from those with low internalising problems in terms of threat to belonging.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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