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O'Connor KE , Farrell AD , Kliewer W , Lepore SJ
Social and Emotional Adjustment Across Aggressor/Victim Subgroups: Are Aggressive-Victims Distinct?
J Youth Adolesc. 2019 Nov;48(11) :2222-2240
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Despite prior studies supporting the existence of "aggressive-victims", it remains unclear if they possess unique risk factors from adolescents who are mostly aggressive or victimized. The present study sought to determine whether aggressive-victims differ from adolescents with distinct patterns of involvement in aggression and victimization in their social and emotional adjustment. Secondary analyses were conducted on baseline data from 984 seventh grade students (54% female) from three schools. Most participants identified their race as White (49%) or African American (19%), with 24% identifying as Latino/a. Latent class analysis identified four subgroups: predominant-aggressors (25%), predominant-victims (17%), aggressive-victims (12%), and limited-involvement (47%). The findings did not provide evidence of unique social-emotional characteristics of aggressive-victims that were not accounted for by their involvement in both aggression and victimization. Further evidence of unique differences in risk factors is needed to support targeted interventions for aggressive-victims.
1573-6601 O'Connor, Kelly E ORCID: http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1314-9851 Farrell, Albert D Kliewer, Wendy Lepore, Stephen J Journal Article United States J Youth Adolesc. 2019 Nov;48(11):2222-2240. doi: 10.1007/s10964-019-01104-0. Epub 2019 Aug 12.