Date Thesis Awarded

5-2010

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Janice Zeman

Committee Member

Danielle H. Dallaire

Committee Member

Joseph Galano

Committee Member

Kelly Whalon

Abstract

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.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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