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ERIC Number: EJ817381
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1537-4416
Unique Associations between Peer Relations and Social Anxiety in Early Adolescence
Flanagan, Kelly S.; Erath, Stephen A.; Bierman, Karen L.
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, v37 n4 p759-769 Oct 2008
This study examined the unique associations between feelings of social anxiety and multiple dimensions of peer relations (positive peer nominations, peer- and self-reported peer victimization, and self-reported friendship quality) among 383 sixth- and seventh-grade students. Hierarchical regression analysis provided evidence for the unique contribution made by peer relations to social anxiety above that made by adolescents' individual vulnerabilities (i.e., teacher ratings of social behavior, self-reported social appraisals assessed by hypothetical vignettes). Two subgroups of socially anxious adolescents--those with and without peer problems--were distinguished by their social behavior but not their social appraisals. (Contains 4 tables and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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