ERIC Number: EJ572377
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
Peer Relationships and Self-Esteem among Children Who Have Been Maltreated.
Bolger, Kerry E.; Patterson, Charlotte J.; Kupersmidt, Janis B.
Child Development, v69 n4 p1171-97 Aug 1998
Used longitudinal design to assess risks associated with maltreatment in maltreated and nonmaltreated children. Found that heightened difficulties in peer relationships and self-esteem were associated with greater severity and chronicity of maltreatment. The best predictions of specific aspects of adjustment considered timing, type, and severity of maltreatment. For some, having a good friend was associated with self-esteem improvement. (Author)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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