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ERIC Number: EJ947281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Relational and Overt Victimization in Middle and High Schools: Associations with Self-Reported Suicidality
Dempsey, Allison G.; Haden, Sara C.; Goldman, Jennifer; Sivinski, Jennifer; Wiens, Brenda A.
Journal of School Violence, v10 n4 p374-392 2011
Overt and relational victimization are associated with psychosocial adjustment problems, though there is a dearth of research to establish the relation between types of victimization and suicidality among middle and high school students. To further understand this association, the current study sought to differentially establish relations between overt and relational victimization and suicidality. The moderating effect of gender on these relations was also investigated. Participants were middle and high school students (N = 1,352) who completed a survey assessing overt and relational victimization and suicidal ideation and attempts as part of a district evaluation of a prevention and intervention program. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that among middle and high school students, overt, but not relational victimization, was associated with increased suicidal ideation and attempts. Gender did not moderate this association. Possible mechanisms to explain this association should be the target of further research. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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