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ERIC Number: EJ796479
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Aug
Pages: 9
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2891
Associations among Overt and Relational Victimization and Adolescents' Satisfaction with Friends: The Moderating Role of the Need for Affective Relationships with Friends
Gini, Gianluca
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v37 n7 p812-820 Aug 2008
In this study, we analyzed the relationships among overt and relational victimization and adolescents' satisfaction with friends. We also tested the influence of the need for affective relationships with friends. A total of 409 Italian adolescent boys and girls (age range = 14-16, M = 15.02 years, SD = 2.58) completed a self-report measure of overt and relational victimization, a measure of satisfaction with friends, and a scale to assess the individual need for affective relationships. A negative association between both forms of victimization and levels of satisfaction with friends was found. As hypothesized, the need for affective relationships with friends moderated the relation between relational, but not overt, victimization and satisfaction with friends: Adolescents who reported more need for affective relationships reported the lowest levels of satisfaction when relationally victimized.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Italy