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ERIC Number: EJ941962
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-0961-205X
Positive Peer Relationships and Risk of Victimization in Chinese and South Korean Children's Peer Groups
Abou-ezzeddine, Tania; Schwartz, David; Chang, Lei; Lee-Shin, Yoolim; Farver, JoAnn; Xu, Yiyuan
Social Development, v16 n1 p106-127 Feb 2007
This study examined the moderating role of positive peer relationships in the relation between behavioral or academic risk factors and victimization in Asian children's peer groups. We recruited 296 children (161 boys, 135 girls) from Tianjin, China (mean age of 11.5 years) and 122 children (66 boys, 56 girls) from Seoul, South Korea (approximate mean age of 11 years). The children's behavioral, academic and social functioning were assessed with a multi-informant approach. Their behavioral and academic vulnerabilities were associated with their victimization by peers. However, these effects were mitigated for children who were able to establish positive relationships with their peers. Taken together, our findings highlight the potential buffering role of peer relationships in the cultural contexts examined.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; South Korea (Seoul)