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ERIC Number: EJ844306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0091-0627
Persistent versus Periodic Experiences of Social Victimization: Predictors of Adjustment
Rosen, Lisa H.; Underwood, Marion K.; Beron, Kurt J.; Gentsch, Joanna K.; Wharton, Michelle E.; Rahdar, Ahrareh
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, v37 n5 p693-704 Jul 2009
This study examined self-reports of social victimization and parent reports of adjustment for a sample followed from fourth through seventh grades. Different patterns of social victimization experiences were identified; of the 153 students (79 girls) with complete data, 24% reported chronic social victimization, 23% reported transient experiences of social victimization, and 53% reported being socially victimized at no more than one time point. We examined whether students who experienced persistent and periodic social victimization were at greater risk for internalizing problems than nonvictims. Persistently victimized children demonstrated continuously elevated levels of internalizing problems. Children who were not originally victimized by social aggression but became victimized with time did not demonstrate higher levels of internalizing problems than did nonvictims. Findings were mixed for those who escaped social victimization during this period.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6; Grade 7
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Language: English
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