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Peer group victimization as a predictor of children's behavior problems at home and in school.

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Schwartz, D; McFadyen-Ketchum, SA; Dodge, KA; Pettit, GS; Bates, JE
Published in: Development and psychopathology
January 1998

This study reports a short-term prospective investigation of the role of peer group victimization in the development of children's behavior problems, at home and in school. Sociometric interviews were utilized to assess aggression, victimization by peers, and peer rejection, for 330 children who were in either the third or fourth grade (approximate mean ages of 8-9 years old). Behavior problems were assessed using standardized behavior checklists completed by mothers and teachers. A follow-up assessment of behavior problems was completed 2 years later, when the children were in either the fifth or sixth grade (approximate mean ages of 10-11 years old). Victimization was both concurrently and prospectively associated with externalizing, attention dysregulation, and immature/dependent behavior. Victimization also predicted increases in these difficulties over time, and incremented the prediction in later behavior problems associated with peer rejection and aggression. The results of this investigation demonstrate that victimization in the peer group is an important predictor of later behavioral maladjustment.

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Development and psychopathology

DOI

EISSN

1469-2198

ISSN

0954-5794

Publication Date

January 1998

Volume

10

Issue

1

Start / End Page

87 / 99

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Environment
  • Social Adjustment
  • Rejection, Psychology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Personality Assessment
  • Peer Group
  • Internal-External Control
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Dominance-Subordination
 

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Schwartz, D., McFadyen-Ketchum, S. A., Dodge, K. A., Pettit, G. S., & Bates, J. E. (1998). Peer group victimization as a predictor of children's behavior problems at home and in school. Development and Psychopathology, 10(1), 87–99. https://doi.org/10.1017/s095457949800131x
Schwartz, D., S. A. McFadyen-Ketchum, K. A. Dodge, G. S. Pettit, and J. E. Bates. “Peer group victimization as a predictor of children's behavior problems at home and in school.Development and Psychopathology 10, no. 1 (January 1998): 87–99. https://doi.org/10.1017/s095457949800131x.
Schwartz D, McFadyen-Ketchum SA, Dodge KA, Pettit GS, Bates JE. Peer group victimization as a predictor of children's behavior problems at home and in school. Development and psychopathology. 1998 Jan;10(1):87–99.
Schwartz, D., et al. “Peer group victimization as a predictor of children's behavior problems at home and in school.Development and Psychopathology, vol. 10, no. 1, Jan. 1998, pp. 87–99. Epmc, doi:10.1017/s095457949800131x.
Schwartz D, McFadyen-Ketchum SA, Dodge KA, Pettit GS, Bates JE. Peer group victimization as a predictor of children's behavior problems at home and in school. Development and psychopathology. 1998 Jan;10(1):87–99.
Journal cover image

Published In

Development and psychopathology

DOI

EISSN

1469-2198

ISSN

0954-5794

Publication Date

January 1998

Volume

10

Issue

1

Start / End Page

87 / 99

Related Subject Headings

  • Social Environment
  • Social Adjustment
  • Rejection, Psychology
  • Prospective Studies
  • Personality Assessment
  • Peer Group
  • Internal-External Control
  • Humans
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Dominance-Subordination