ERIC Number: EJ858850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
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Factors that Influence Children's Responses to Peer Victimization
Terranova, Andrew M.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v38 n5 p253-271 Oct 2009
Children's responses to peer victimization are associated with whether the victimization continues, and its impact on adjustment. Yet little longitudinal research has examined the factors influencing children's responses to peer victimization. In a sample of 140 late elementary school children (n = 140, Mean age = 10 years, 2 months, 55% female, 60% Caucasian), the role of social, emotional, and cognitive factors on children's responses to peer victimization over time were examined. Broadly, children's emotional reactivity and peer victimization experiences predicted changes in the ways participants thought about peer victimization over time, and children's sense of control, attitudes toward the use of aggression, and problem solving predicted changes in participants' coping responses over the course of the school year.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Peer Relationship, Coping, Victims of Crime, Emotional Response, Children, Social Influences, Cognitive Processes, Longitudinal Studies, Attitude Measures, Problem Solving, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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