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ERIC Number: EJ922468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3973
The Association between Peer Victimization and Functioning at School among Urban Latino Children
Nakamoto, Jonathan; Schwartz, David
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, v32 n3 p89-97 May-Jun 2011
This study utilized a multi-informant approach to investigate the concurrent association between peer victimization and functioning at school in a predominantly Latino sample of 135 children (55 boys; 80 girls) in the third, fourth, and fifth grades. The children attended elementary schools in economically distressed urban neighborhoods. Victimization by peers was associated with low grade point averages (GPA) and poor school engagement. Mediation analysis showed that school engagement explained the relation between peer victimization and GPA. Moderator analyses indicated that the negative association between peer victimization and school engagement was exacerbated for children with numerous friends in their classrooms. Additional moderator analyses revealed that the negative association between victimization and engagement was stronger for children with many aggressive friends. The results extend past research by investigating a mediator and moderators of the association between peer victimization and functioning at school in an understudied population.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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