Adolescents’ Experiences of Victimization: The Role of Attribution Style and Generalized Trust

Betts, L.R. ORCID: 0000-0002-6147-8089, Houston, J.E., Steer, O.L. and Gardner, S.E., 2015. Adolescents’ Experiences of Victimization: The Role of Attribution Style and Generalized Trust. Journal of School Violence. ISSN 1538-8220

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Abstract

Positive attribution style, negative attribution style, and generalised peer trust beliefs were examined as mediators in the relationship between adolescents’ peer victimisation experiences and psychosocial and school adjustment. Two hundred and eighty (150 female and 130 males, Mage = 13 years 4 months, SDage = 1 year 1 month) adolescents completed measures of peer victimisation, global self-worth, depressive symptoms, social confidence, school liking, loneliness, attribution styles, and generalised trust beliefs. Multigroup path analysis revealed that: (a) negative attribution style mediated the relationship between cyber victimisation and school liking and depressive symptoms for males and females; (b) positive attribution style mediated the relationship between cyber victimisation, school liking, global self-worth, and depressive symptoms for females; and (c) generalised peer trust beliefs mediated the relationship between social victimisation, depressive symptoms, social confidence, and loneliness for females. Consequently, attribution style and generalised trust beliefs differentially influence the relationship between peer victimisation and adjustment.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of School Violence
Creators: Betts, L.R., Houston, J.E., Steer, O.L. and Gardner, S.E.
Publisher: Routledge
Date: 21 October 2015
ISSN: 1538-8220
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1080/15388220.2015.1100117DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 28 Apr 2016 11:03
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 14:02
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/27708

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