Longitudinal examination of the associations between emotional dysregulation, coping responses to peer provocation, and victimisation in children

Spence, Susan H., De Young, Alexandra, Toon, Carolyn and Bond, Suzanne (2009) Longitudinal examination of the associations between emotional dysregulation, coping responses to peer provocation, and victimisation in children. Australian Journal of Psychology, 61 3: 145-155. doi:10.1080/00049530802259076


Author Spence, Susan H.
De Young, Alexandra
Toon, Carolyn
Bond, Suzanne
Title Longitudinal examination of the associations between emotional dysregulation, coping responses to peer provocation, and victimisation in children
Journal name Australian Journal of Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0004-9530
1742-9536
Publication date 2009-09-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/00049530802259076
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 61
Issue 3
Start page 145
End page 155
Total pages 11
Editor Patrick Heaven
Place of publication London, The United Kingdom
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Subject C1
170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
920410 Mental Health
Abstract This study examined the role of emotional dysregulation and coping responses to peer provocation in predicting peer victimisation. Participants were 255 children aged 11-14 years who were assessed on two occasions at a 3-month interval. Cross-sectionally, gender was found to moderate the relationship between emotional dysregulation and victimisation. Girls who reported high levels of victimisation tended to experience problems in the emotional regulation of anger and greater use of internalising and aggressive coping strategies. Boys who reported high levels of victimisation were more likely to experience emotional dysregulation of sadness and reported greater use of internalising coping responses. Longitudinally, emotional dysregulation of anger, and coping responses to peer provocation that involve aggressive reactions or expressions of emotional distress, increased the risk of future victimisation in both genders. Preventive interventions should include training in emotional regulation and coping skills for children at risk of persistent victimisation. © 2009 Informa plc
Keyword bullying
coping
emotional regulation
victimisation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes This article was first published online on 26th August 2008.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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