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ERIC Number: EJ963728
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 108
ISSN: ISSN-0272-930X
Peer Victimization as a Mediator of the Relation between Facial Attractiveness and Internalizing Problems
Rosen, Lisa H.; Underwood, Marion K.; Beron, Kurt J.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v57 n3 Article 6 p319-347 Jul 2011
This study examined the relations among facial attractiveness, peer victimization, and internalizing problems in early adolescence. We hypothesized that experiences of peer victimization would partially mediate the relationship between attractiveness and internalizing problems. Ratings of attractiveness were obtained from standardized photographs of participants (93 girls and 82 boys). Teachers provided information regarding peer victimization experiences in sixth grade, and seventh-grade teachers assessed internalizing problems. Attractiveness was negatively correlated with victimization and internalizing problems. Experiences of peer victimization were positively correlated with internalizing problems. Structural equation modeling provided support for the hypothesized model of peer victimization partially mediating the relationship between attractiveness and internalizing problems. Implications for intervention programs and future research directions are discussed. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Grade 7
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Child Behavior Checklist