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The association between bullying dynamics and psychological distress.
J Adolesc Health. 2006 Aug; 39(2):277-82.JA

Abstract

This study examined the association between past experience of victimization (PEV), perceived risk of victimization (PRV), and nonspecific psychological distress (NSPD). Repeated measures-analysis of variance and hierarchical regression analyses were conducted on 186 seventh grade middle school students from an urban university-research-affiliated school. Results indicated that gender, PEV, and PRV significantly predicted NSPD. There were no gender differences in either the total number of past experience of victimization or depressive and/or anxious feelings reported. However, the types of victimization experienced as well as perceived risk of victimization appeared to be gender-related in that boys were significantly higher than girls on past experience of physical aggression and property aggression but significantly lower than girls on past experience of emotional aggression and perceived risk of victimization. In gender-specific analyses, PRV mediated the effects of PEV on NSPD for girls but not boys. The reasons for these findings, as well as implications for social policies and future directions, are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University, College of Education, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA. tdk02@fsu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16857541

Citation

Dao, Tam K., et al. "The Association Between Bullying Dynamics and Psychological Distress." The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, vol. 39, no. 2, 2006, pp. 277-82.
Dao TK, Kerbs JJ, Rollin SA, et al. The association between bullying dynamics and psychological distress. J Adolesc Health. 2006;39(2):277-82.
Dao, T. K., Kerbs, J. J., Rollin, S. A., Potts, I., Gutierrez, R., Choi, K., Creason, A. H., Wolf, A., & Prevatt, F. (2006). The association between bullying dynamics and psychological distress. The Journal of Adolescent Health : Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 39(2), 277-82.
Dao TK, et al. The Association Between Bullying Dynamics and Psychological Distress. J Adolesc Health. 2006;39(2):277-82. PubMed PMID: 16857541.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The association between bullying dynamics and psychological distress. AU - Dao,Tam K, AU - Kerbs,John J, AU - Rollin,Stephen A, AU - Potts,Isabelle, AU - Gutierrez,Robert, AU - Choi,Kyubeom, AU - Creason,Alia H, AU - Wolf,Amanda, AU - Prevatt,Frances, PY - 2005/04/23/received PY - 2005/08/18/revised PY - 2005/11/01/accepted PY - 2006/7/22/pubmed PY - 2006/8/25/medline PY - 2006/7/22/entrez SP - 277 EP - 82 JF - The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine JO - J Adolesc Health VL - 39 IS - 2 N2 - This study examined the association between past experience of victimization (PEV), perceived risk of victimization (PRV), and nonspecific psychological distress (NSPD). Repeated measures-analysis of variance and hierarchical regression analyses were conducted on 186 seventh grade middle school students from an urban university-research-affiliated school. Results indicated that gender, PEV, and PRV significantly predicted NSPD. There were no gender differences in either the total number of past experience of victimization or depressive and/or anxious feelings reported. However, the types of victimization experienced as well as perceived risk of victimization appeared to be gender-related in that boys were significantly higher than girls on past experience of physical aggression and property aggression but significantly lower than girls on past experience of emotional aggression and perceived risk of victimization. In gender-specific analyses, PRV mediated the effects of PEV on NSPD for girls but not boys. The reasons for these findings, as well as implications for social policies and future directions, are discussed. SN - 1879-1972 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16857541/The_association_between_bullying_dynamics_and_psychological_distress_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S1054-139X(05)00491-X DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -