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Jobe-Shields, Lisa; Cohen, Robert; Parra, Gilbert R. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
Latent growth-mixture modeling was used to investigate patterns of change in loneliness for 170 children from third through fifth grades. A three-class model representing unique trajectories of loneliness provided the best overall fit to the data, including a Stable Low group (65%), as well as groups of Increasers (23%) and Decreasers (12%).…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Peer Relationship, Grade 3, Victims of Crime
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Bagwell, Catherine L.; Schmidt, Michelle E. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2011
This study examines links between overt and relational victimization and the quality of children's best friendships. Third-grade through fifth-grade children completed measures in the fall (n = 675) and spring (n = 620). There were strong concurrent associations between both types of victimization and friendship quality. Controlling for…
Descriptors: Conflict, Peer Relationship, Friendship, Grade 5
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Velasquez, Ana Maria; Santo, Jonathan Bruce; Saldarriaga, Lina Maria; Lopez, Luz Stella; Bukowski, William M. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
Contextual differences in the association between different forms of aggressive behavior and victimization were studied with a sample of 197 boys and 149 girls from mixed-sex schools and in 336 girls from all-girl schools (M = 10.21 years of age) in two cities in Colombia. Results showed that boys generally engage in more physical than relational…
Descriptors: Aggression, Females, Victims of Crime, Males
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Boivin, Michel; Petitclerc, Amelie; Feng, Bei; Barker, Edward D. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
This study investigated the evolving relations between peer victimization and social/emotional difficulties in middle to late childhood. Peer assessments of peer victimization and social/emotional difficulties (aggressive behavior, social withdrawal, and emotional vulnerability) were collected over 4 years for 1,035 children attending Grades 3-6…
Descriptors: Aggression, Children, Grade 3, Victims of Crime
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Reavis, Rachael D.; Keane, Susan P.; Calkins, Susan D. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
This study examined early elementary school children's trajectories of peer victimization with a sample of 218 boys and girls. Peer victimization was assessed (via peer report) in kindergarten and first, second, and fifth grades. Hierarchical linear modeling (HLM) was used to examine multiple types of relationships (mother-child, student-teacher,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Mothers, Psychopathology, Friendship
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Troop-Gordon, Wendy; Quenette, Andrea – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
Children's relational schemas have been found to account for, and moderate, links between peer victimization and psychosocial difficulties. The present study extends this research by examining whether children's mental representations of their teachers' responses to students' peer harassment moderate associations between peer victimization and…
Descriptors: Evidence, Bullying, Females, Teacher Response
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Smith, Peter K. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2010
The eight contributions to this special issue provide an informative focus on many aspects of peer-based victimization in schools. Often using sophisticated quantitative and analytic procedures, they advance our knowledge in several important domains, pointing out important contextual variables, interactions, and mediating factors in the negative…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Q Methodology, Feedback (Response), Context Effect
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Morrow, Michael T.; Hubbard, Julie A.; Rubin, Ronnie M.; McAuliffe, Meghan D. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2008
The goal of the current study was to investigate whether peer rejection and peer victimization mediated the relation between children's aggressive behaviors and depressive symptoms. Participants were 533 fourth- and fifth-grade children (289 girls and 244 boys). Data on aggression and peer victimization were collected through teacher and peer…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Grade 4, Grade 5, Rejection (Psychology)
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Ellis, Wendy E.; Zarbatany, Lynne – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2007
This study examined variation in friendship formation and friendship stability as a function of children's and their friends' victimization, overt aggression, and relational aggression. Participants were 605 pre- and early adolescents in fifth through eighth grades (M age = 12.05) assessed twice over a three-month period. Scores for stability and…
Descriptors: Friendship, Victims of Crime, Peer Relationship, Aggression