Individual and familial risk and protective correlates of physical and psychological peer victimization

Shamra Boel-Studt, Lynette M. Renner

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the association between youth characteristics, parenting behavior, and family violence and risk of physical and/or psychological peer victimization using a sample of 856 adolescents aged 10-17. Additionally, we examined whether the relation between parenting behaviors and victimization was moderated by age and gender. Data for this study were drawn from the first wave of the Developmental Victimization Survey. The results revealed unique associations between youth and familial correlates and odds for experiencing physical, psychological, and both types of victimization. Gender was found to be a statistically significant moderator of the relation between parental monitoring and odds of experiencing both physical and psychological peer victimization. Implications for bully prevention and intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1174
Number of pages12
JournalChild Abuse and Neglect
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2013

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
With permission, data used in this article were made available by the National Data Archive on Child Abuse and Neglect, Cornell University, Ithaca NY. Data from the Developmental Victimization Survey were originally collected by H.A. Turner and D. Finkelhor, University of New Hampshire. Their study was supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Neither the collector of the original data, the funder, the Archive, Cornell University, or its agents or employers bear any responsibility for the analyses or interpretations presented here.

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Bullying
  • Peer violence
  • Victimization

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