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| Published: September 25, 2016

Peer Victimization and Emotional Problems in Vietnamese Children: A Longitudinal Study

Tuan Ba Vu

PhD candidate, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium Google Scholar More about the auther

, Katja Petry

Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium Google Scholar More about the auther

, Guy Bosmans

Professor, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, KU Leuven, Belgium Google Scholar More about the auther

DIP: 18.01.056/20160304

DOI: 10.25215/0304.056

ABSTRACT

This study aimed to test the hypothesis that peer victimization in middle childhood predicts emotional problems in adolescents. The sample consisted of 1,000 students administrated at age 8 (wave 1) who were followed for seven years (wave 2). The peer victimization measures included one item derived from Goodman’s Strength and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) (wave 1) and nine other items developed by Young Lives’ researchers (wave 2). The emotional problems measure used in both waves is SDQ’s Emotional Symptoms Subscale. Primary caregivers reported these measures at wave 1 and the children themselves reported at wave 2. Results revealed that current emotional problems significantly mediate the link between peer victimization and later emotional problems.

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ISSN 2348-5396

ISSN 2349-3429

18.01.056/20160304

10.25215/0304.056

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Published in   Volume 03, Issue 4, July-September, 2016