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Author Seegan, Paige L., author.
Title Peer victimization, support from close friends, and Latino adolescents' mental health / by Paige L. Seegan.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  BF77 .Z95 2012 S44eb    ONLINE
  
Description 1 online resource (viii, 48 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 37-48).
Summary Data were collected from a sample of 360 Latino high school students in their 9th and 10th grade classrooms from three high schools in Southern California. The purpose of the study was to examine: (a) the relationship between peer victimization and Latino adolescents' mental health (i.e., anxiety and depression), (b) whether having support from a close friend moderates the relationship between peer victimization and mental health, and (c) whether close friend support moderates the relationship between peer victimization and mental health similarly for boys and girls. Consistent with previous literature, significant direct paths were found relating peer victimization to elevated generalized anxiety and depressive symptoms in both Latino boys and girls. Close friend support was not significantly related to mental health (i.e., anxiety, depression) and did not moderate the relationship between peer victimization and mental health. Lack of moderation was also seen when looking at gender, thus suggesting that victimized boys and girls are equally unprotected by close friend support.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on June 02, 2012).
Subject Hispanic American teenagers -- Mental health.
Friendship in adolescence -- Psychological aspects.
Bullying -- Psychological aspects.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Psychology.
OCLC number 849053320