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ERIC Number: EJ814133
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 57
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Early Adolescent School Adjustment: Associations with Friendship and Peer Victimization
Erath, Stephen A.; Flanagan, Kelly S.; Bierman, Karen L.
Social Development, v17 n4 p853-870 Nov 2008
This study investigates shared and unique associations of early adolescent friendship and peer victimization with self reports of school liking and teacher reports of academic competence. Participants were 398 sixth and seventh grade students and their teachers and peers. Measures of friendship included self reports of friendship support and mutual friendship nominations, and measures of peer victimization also included self and peer reports. Regression analyses revealed that friendship support and mutual friendships were uniquely associated with higher school liking and academic competence, and peer-reported victimization was uniquely associated with lower academic competence. Moderation analyses revealed that self-reported victimization was associated with lower school liking among students who reported higher friendship support but not among students who reported lower friendship support. The developmental context of findings and potential mechanisms are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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