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ERIC Number: EJ1149025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-2243
Deconstructing Peer Victimization: Relationships with Connectedness, Gender, Grade, and Race/Ethnicity
La Salle, Tamika P.; Parris, Leandra; Morin, Melissa; Meyers, Joel
School Psychology Forum, v10 n1 p41-54 Spr 2016
School connectedness has been shown to be an integral part of students' perceptions of school climate, which in turn affects their mental health functioning. Research has suggested that student perceptions of school connectedness may be related to their experiences with peer victimization. However, there is limited evidence of the moderating effects of age, race, or ethnicity on the relationship between school connectedness and peer victimization. Our study utilized the Georgia Student Health Survey 2.0 to closely investigate these relationships. Findings indicated that students who experienced more frequent rates of victimization reported lower feelings of school connectedness. This relationship was moderated by gender and age, with male and middle school students reporting a stronger relationship between the two variables. Results indicated that moderation existed among multiracial and Native American students, but the same patterns were not significant among other participating groups. Implications for future research and practice are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia
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