ERIC Number: EJ792852
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Peer Victimization, Depression, and Suicidiality in Adolescents
Klomek, Anat Brunstein; Marrocco, Frank; Kleinman, Marjorie; Schonfeld, Irvin Sam; Gould, Madelyn S.
Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior, v38 n2 p166-180 Apr 2008
The association between specific types of peer victimization with depression, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts among adolescents was examined. A self-report survey was completed by 2,342 high-school students. Regression analyses indicated that frequent exposure to all types of peer victimization was related to high risk of depression, ideation, and attempts compared to students not victimized. Infrequent victimization was also related to increased risk, particularly among females. The more types of victimization the higher the risk for depression and suicidality among both genders. Specific types of peer victimization are a potential risk factor for adolescent depression and suicidality. It is important to assess depression and suicidality among victimized students in order to develop appropriate intervention methods.
Descriptors: Suicide, Adolescents, Surveys, High School Students, Risk, Depression (Psychology), Bullying, Peer Acceptance, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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