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Title:Patterns of Discrete Social Skills Among Incarcerated Middle School Youth With Bullying and Victimization Problems
Author(s):Ward, Suzanne K.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):DeStefano, Lizanne
Department / Program:Educational Psychology
Discipline:Educational Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Psychology, Clinical
Abstract:This study describes the bullying and peer victimization experiences of incarcerated juveniles and identifies the psychiatric symptoms and patterns of discrete social skills competencies of bullies and victims in this population. Participants include 252 juveniles ages 12-15 incarcerated for at least two weeks during their present incarceration. Participants completed a series of well validated measures of bullying and victimization, social skills competencies, and problem behaviors including the YSR, SSRS, and DIPC-R. 36% of the study participants were categorized as bully-victims, 12% victims, 15% bullies, and 37% as not involved. Bullies were found to be younger and were incarcerated more times than other groups. Bully-victims and bullies reported more withdrawal and anxiety/depression than other groups while bully-victims and victims reported more aggression and delinquency than other groups. Finally, for males, bullies were characterized by overall social skills group; bully-victims by overall low skills; victims by high assertion and empathy; and those not involved by high cooperation and self-control. For females, bullies were characterized by high cooperation and self-control; bully-victims by low overall skills; victims by high assertion and empathy; and those not involved by overall high social skills.
Issue Date:2007
Description:161 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2007.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3270046
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2007

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