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Child-Level Predictors of Boys’ and Girls’ Trajectories of Physical, Verbal, and Relational Victimization

Abstract For some children, peer victimization stops rather quickly, whereas for others it marks the beginning of a long trajectory of peer abuse (Kochenderfer-Ladd & Wardrop, 2001). Unfortunately, we know little about these trajectories and what factors may influence membership in increasing or decreasing victimization over time. To address this question, I identified children's developmental patterns of victimization in early elementary school and examined which child-level factors influenced children's membership in victimization trajectories using latent growth mixture modeling. Results showed that boys and girls demonstrated differential victimization patterns over time that also varied by victimization type. For example, boys exper... (more)
Created Date 2015
Contributor Clary, Laura Kathleen (Author) / Ladd, Becky (Advisor) / Updegraff, Kimberly (Committee member) / Valiente, Carlos (Committee member) / Ladd, Gary (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Elementary School / Gender / Peer Victimization / Trajectories
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 87 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Family and Human Development 2015
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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