Date Thesis Awarded
Honors Thesis -- Open Access
Bachelors of Arts (BA)
Danielle H. Dallaire
The present study examined the mediational role of emotion dysregulation in the relations between peer victimization, internalizing symptoms, and aggression. Participants were 253 predominantly African-American elementary school children from a low-income, high-risk environment. Results indicated that worry dysregulation partially mediated the associations between child-reported overt and relational victimization and anxiety symptoms. Evidence for partial mediation of the associations between self-reports of overt and relational victimization and aggression through anger dysregulation were also found. These results provide general support for notion that emotion dysregulation operates as a mechanism linking overt and relational victimization to internalizing symptoms and aggression. Directions for future research and implications for interventions targeting victimized youth are discussed.
Cooley, John L., "Peer Victimization, Internalizing Symptoms, and Aggression among High-Risk Youth: The Mediating Role of Emotion Dysregulation" (2010). Undergraduate Honors Theses. William & Mary. Paper 753.
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