publication . Article . Other literature type . 2009

Associations of peer acceptance and perceived popularity with bullying and victimization in early adolescence

de Bruyn, E.H.; Cillessen, A.H.N.; Wissink, I.B.;
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  • Published: 08 Jul 2009
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
This study examined the role of peer acceptance and perceived popularity in bullying and victimization in early adolescent peer groups. Peer acceptance is the degree to which adolescents are well liked by their peers; perceived popularity indicates visibility, dominance, and prestige. It was hypothesized that acceptance negatively predicts bullying, whereas popularity positively predicts bullying, and that both acceptance and popularity negatively predict victimization. Interactions between acceptance and popularity were tested as well. Participants were 1,207 13- to 14-year-old adolescents who completed sociometric assessments in their classrooms. Both bullying...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Social Sciences (miscellaneous), Sociology and Political Science, Life-span and Life-course Studies, Developmental and Educational Psychology, international
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