Studies of peer victimization typically focus on behavioral characteristics of the victims, and frequently overlook the role that peers may play. The current study extended previous research by examining how time spent with two types of peers (externalizing and socially competent) can serve as a risk or protective factor for preschoolers' victimization, and how victimization may differ for boys and girls. In addition, the study explored how affiliating with same-sex and other-sex externalizing and socially competent peers may differentially relate to victimization.
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- Partial requirement for: M.S., Arizona State University, 2011Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-82)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Family and human development