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Multiple victimization experiences of urban elementary school students: Associations with psychosocial functioning and academic performance

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dc.contributor.author Holt, M. K., Finkelhor, D., & Kantor, G. K.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-24T18:34:10Z
dc.date.available 2014-03-24T18:34:10Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.citation Holt, M. K., Finkelhor, D., & Kantor, G. K. (2007). Multiple victimization experiences of urban elementary school students: Associations with psychosocial functioning and academic performance. Child Abuse & Neglect, 31(5), 503-515. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cola.unh.edu/sites/cola.unh.edu/files/research_publications/CV139.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/1344
dc.description.abstract This study explored the victimization experiences of urban elementary school students to determine whether subsets of youth emerged with similar victimization profiles (e.g., no victimization, multiple types of victimization). It also evaluated whether multiple victimization was associated with greater psychological distress and lower academic performance. Methods: Participants were 689 fifth grade students from an urban, ethnically diverse school district in the Northeast. Youth completed self-report measures in school about bullying victimization, victimization in the home and community, and psychosocial functioning. Results: Cluster analysis suggested the existence of three distinct youth profiles: those with minimal victimization, those victimized primarily by their peers, and those with multiple types of victimizations. As hypothesized, youth with multiple victimizations experienced more psychological distress and earned lower grades than their peers. Conclusions: Findings highlight the heterogeneity of youth victimization experiences and their relations to functioning, and have implications for treatment planning among practitioners working with youth. en_US
dc.publisher Child Abuse & Neglect en_US
dc.subject polyvictimization en_US
dc.subject treatment implications en_US
dc.subject child sexual abuse en_US
dc.subject physical abuse en_US
dc.subject bullying en_US
dc.subject multi-victimization en_US
dc.subject child witness violence en_US
dc.title Multiple victimization experiences of urban elementary school students: Associations with psychosocial functioning and academic performance en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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