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ERIC Number: EJ877117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Attributions and Coping Styles in Reducing Victimization
Shelley, Danielle; Craig, Wendy M.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v25 n1 p84-100 2010
To examine the role of attributions and coping on children's victimization over time, 220 children completed questionnaires twice over a 6-month period. Direct and mediational models were tested using regressions, cross-sectionally and longitudinally. Characterological self-blame was positively related to victimization within and across time for boys and girls. Depressive attributions were positively related to victimization only for girls. No coping styles were associated with reduced victimization over time for boys, whereas social support coping was for girls. Avoidant, revenge, and social support coping were positively related to victimization for boys. Avoidant coping directly predicted victimization for girls. No coping styles were significant mediators over time, which suggests situational mechanisms are relevant. Support emerged for strategies for girls to reduce victimization; more research is needed to help boys. (Contains 6 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada