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Transitions between subclasses of bullying and victimization when entering middle school.
Aggress Behav 2014; 40(1):24-41AB

Abstract

We examined the effects of depressive symptoms, antisocial attitudes, and perspective-taking empathy on patterns of bullying and victimization during the transition from late elementary (4th grade to 5th grade) to middle school (6th grade) among 1,077 students who participated in the Youth Matters (YM) bullying prevention trial. Latent transition analysis was used to establish classes of bullying, victimization, bully-victimization, and uninvolvement. The intervention had a positive impact on children as they moved from elementary to middle school. More students in the YM group transitioned from the involved statuses to the uninvolved status than students in the control group during the move to middle school. Elementary school bullies with higher levels of depressive symptoms were less likely than other students to move to an uninvolved status in the first year of middle school. Students who held greater antisocial attitudes were more likely to be a member of the bully-victim status than the uninvolved status during the move to middle school. Perspective-taking empathy, however, was not a significant predictor of status change during the transition to middle school. Implications for school-based prevention programs during the move to middle school are noted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Randomized Controlled Trial

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24014167

Citation

Williford, Anne, et al. "Transitions Between Subclasses of Bullying and Victimization when Entering Middle School." Aggressive Behavior, vol. 40, no. 1, 2014, pp. 24-41.
Williford A, Boulton AJ, Jenson JM. Transitions between subclasses of bullying and victimization when entering middle school. Aggress Behav. 2014;40(1):24-41.
Williford, A., Boulton, A. J., & Jenson, J. M. (2014). Transitions between subclasses of bullying and victimization when entering middle school. Aggressive Behavior, 40(1), pp. 24-41. doi:10.1002/ab.21503.
Williford A, Boulton AJ, Jenson JM. Transitions Between Subclasses of Bullying and Victimization when Entering Middle School. Aggress Behav. 2014;40(1):24-41. PubMed PMID: 24014167.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Transitions between subclasses of bullying and victimization when entering middle school. AU - Williford,Anne, AU - Boulton,Aaron J, AU - Jenson,Jeffrey M, Y1 - 2013/09/09/ PY - 2012/07/16/received PY - 2013/06/30/accepted PY - 2013/9/10/entrez PY - 2013/9/10/pubmed PY - 2014/8/12/medline KW - bullying KW - early adolescence KW - latent transition analysis KW - victimization SP - 24 EP - 41 JF - Aggressive behavior JO - Aggress Behav VL - 40 IS - 1 N2 - We examined the effects of depressive symptoms, antisocial attitudes, and perspective-taking empathy on patterns of bullying and victimization during the transition from late elementary (4th grade to 5th grade) to middle school (6th grade) among 1,077 students who participated in the Youth Matters (YM) bullying prevention trial. Latent transition analysis was used to establish classes of bullying, victimization, bully-victimization, and uninvolvement. The intervention had a positive impact on children as they moved from elementary to middle school. More students in the YM group transitioned from the involved statuses to the uninvolved status than students in the control group during the move to middle school. Elementary school bullies with higher levels of depressive symptoms were less likely than other students to move to an uninvolved status in the first year of middle school. Students who held greater antisocial attitudes were more likely to be a member of the bully-victim status than the uninvolved status during the move to middle school. Perspective-taking empathy, however, was not a significant predictor of status change during the transition to middle school. Implications for school-based prevention programs during the move to middle school are noted. SN - 1098-2337 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24014167/Transitions_between_subclasses_of_bullying_and_victimization_when_entering_middle_school_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21503 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -