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A Latent Profile/Latent Transition Approach to Children's Coping with Peer Victimization

Abstract The current study expands prior work on children's coping with peer victimization by employing person-centered analyses to identify discrete classes of coping behavior, associations with children's maladjustment, and patterns of stability and change over time. Specifically, data were collected at two longitudinal time points from 515 middle school children who reported experiencing at least occasional peer victimization (284 girls, 231 boys; Mage = 8 years, 5 months, SDage = 10.38 months). Three active, behavioral coping strategies were examined: support seeking from teachers, support seeking from friends, and retaliation. A series of cross-sectional latent profile analyses suggested that coping styles may be characterized by 3 dist... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Visconti, Kari Jeanne (Author) / Kochenderfer-Ladd, Becky (Advisor) / Ladd, Gary W (Advisor) / Valiente, Carlos (Committee member) / Kochel, Karen (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Developmental psychology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 133 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Family and Human Development 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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