ERIC Number: EJ876361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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Peer Victimization, Self-Esteem, and Ego Resilience Types in Adolescents: A Prospective Analysis of Person-Context Interactions
Overbeek, Geertjan; Zeevalkink, Herma; Vermulst, Ad; Scholte, Ron H. J.
Social Development, v19 n2 p270-284 May 2010
This study examined bidirectional, longitudinal associations between peer victimisation and self-esteem in adolescents, and tested for moderator effects of undercontrolling, overcontrolling, and ego-resilient personality types in these associations. Data were used from 774 adolescents ages 11-16 years who participated in a three-wave (i.e., 2005, 2006, and 2007) longitudinal study. Structural equation modelling analyses in Mplus demonstrated that, controlling for earlier levels of self-esteem, self-reported peer victimization was associated with lower self-esteem across one-year time intervals. "Vice versa," however, low self-esteem was not predictive of subsequent self-reported victimization. Evidence was also found for a moderator effect of personality type on the longitudinal associations between self-esteem and victimization. Only in the subgroup of overcontrolling adolescents was lower self-esteem related to subsequently higher levels of peer victimization; their undercontrolling and ego-resilient peers were unaffected.
Descriptors: Intervals, Self Concept, Peer Relationship, Personality Traits, Adolescents, Longitudinal Studies, Bullying, Structural Equation Models, Self Esteem, Prediction
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