Risk and protective factors for peer victimization: a 1-year follow-up study of urban American students
2014 (English)In: European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ISSN 1018-8827, E-ISSN 1435-165X, Vol. 23, no 9, 773-781 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This study examined whether internalizing problems, parental warmth and teacher support were associated with adolescents' experience of future peer victimization in school. Data were drawn from two rounds of the longitudinal Social and Health Assessment (SAHA). Study subjects comprised 593 US urban adolescents (aged 13.8 ± 0.8 years; 56 % female). Results showed that there was a substantial degree of continuity in peer victimization over a 1-year period. The presence of internalizing (anxiety, depressive and somatic) symptoms at baseline was associated with an increased risk of peer victimization over time. Both parental warmth and teacher support were uniquely associated with a lower risk for peer victimization. Implications of these findings for prevention efforts are discussed.
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2014. Vol. 23, no 9, 773-781 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-223604DOI: 10.1007/s00787-013-0507-6ISI: 000341684900006PubMedID: 24346176OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-223604DiVA: diva2:713307