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ERIC Number: EJ903109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Multiple Peer Victimization among Elementary School Students: Relations with Social-Emotional Problems
Raskauskas, Juliana
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v13 n4 p523-539 Dec 2010
Research has indicated that children exposed to multiple risks often report worse mental health and academic performance than those experiencing only one risk. The present research examines whether exposure to more than one form of peer victimization (multiple peer victimization) at school is related to reports of negative outcomes. Eighty-six fourth and fifth grade students self-reported exposure to peer victimization and social-emotional problems. MANCOVAs indicated that children who experienced multiple peer victimization reported higher depressive symptoms, lower self-esteem, and self-blame attributions for their own victimization, than those who experienced victimization in only one form or none at all. Peer victimization to/from school was also investigated. While peer victimization was found to occur on the way to/from school, adding this to victimization at school did not show the same cumulative effects. Implications for schools are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5
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Language: English
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