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ERIC Number: EJ929388
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0951-0605
The Relationship between Use of School-Based Peer Support Initiatives and the Social and Emotional Well-Being of Bullied and Non-Bullied Students
Houlston, Catherine; Smith, Peter K.; Jessel, John
Children & Society, v25 n4 p293-305 Jul 2011
This study investigated whether use of peer support initiatives in three secondary schools was related to Year 7 students' positive perception of social support from peers and self-esteem. Results suggest that the use of these frameworks was related to higher perceived frequency of social support from other students, but not close friend support or self-esteem. The findings also provide support for a buffering model based on victim status. The relationship between the use of peer support schemes and well-being variables was stronger for bullied students. Using structured peer support schemes may provide protection from the negative associations of victimisation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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