publication . Article . Other literature type . 2012

Peer and self-reports of victimization and bullying: Their differential association with internalizing problems and social adjustment

Tjeert Olthof; Thijs Bouman;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012
  • Country: Netherlands
Researchers typically employ either peer or self-reports to assess involvement in bullying. In this study, we examined the merits of each method for the identification of child characteristics related to victimization and bullying others. Accordingly, we investigated the difference between these two methods with regard to their relationship with social adjustment (i.e., perceived popularity, likeability, and self-perceived social acceptance) and internalizing problems (i.e., anxiety, depression, and self-worth) in 1192 Dutch school children, aged 9 to 12 years. Perceived popularity and likeability were more strongly correlated with peer reports than self-reports...
free text keywords: Victimization, Bullying, Peer reports, Self-reports, Internalizing problems, Social adjustment, PERCEIVED POPULARITY, EARLY ADOLESCENCE, SCHOOL, PREVALENCE, DEPRESSION, CHILDREN, AGGRESSION, VICTIMS, ESTEEM, GENDER, Education, Developmental and Educational Psychology
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