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ERIC Number: EJ788352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Social Support as a Moderator between Victimization and Internalizing-Externalizing Distress from Bullying
Davidson, Lisa M.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick
School Psychology Review, v36 n3 p383-405 2007
Although it is important to study the negative outcomes experienced by victims of bullying, it is equally important to study the factors that may buffer victims from distress. Thus, the relationship among social support, victimization, and internalizing-externalizing distress from bullying was investigated. Participants were 355 middle school students who completed the Child and Adolescent Social Support Scale (Malecki, Demaray, & Elliott, 2000) and scales from the Reynolds Bully-Victimization Scales for Schools (Reynolds, 2003). Teacher, classmate, and school support for males and parent support for females moderated the relationship between victimization and internalizing distress from bullying. Close friend support for females moderated the relationship between victimization and externalizing distress from bullying, however, in a direction opposite to that predicted. Results indicate that social support may play a buffering role between victimization and internalizing distress from bullying. (Contains 7 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A