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Future Expectations, Attitude Toward Violence, and Bullying Perpetration During Early Adolescence: A Mediation Evaluation

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dc.contributor.author Stoddard, Sarah A.
dc.contributor.author Varela, Jorge
dc.contributor.author Zimmerman, Marc
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-02T20:13:13Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-02T20:13:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Nursing Research, November/December 2015, Volume 64, Issue 6, p 422–433
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1182
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NNR.0000000000000127
dc.description.abstract Background: Hopeful future expectations have been linked to positive developmental outcomes in adolescence; however, the association between future expectations and bullying perpetration has received less attention. Objectives: We examined the relationship between future expectations and physical and relational bullying perpetration and tested a mediation model that linked future expectations with bullying through attitude toward violence. Methods: Structural equation modeling was used to examine the relationship between future expectations and bullying perpetration (relational and physical) and to test whether these relationships were mediated by attitude toward violence in a sample of U.S. seventh-grade students (Mage = 12.86 years, N = 196, 60% female, 46% African American). Results: Attitude toward violence fully mediated the relationship between future expectations and physical bullying (indirect effects = −0.08, 95% CI [−0.15, −0.01], R2 = .17). The relationship between future expectations and relational bullying was partially mediated by attitudes toward violence (indirect effects = −0.07, 95% CI [−0.14, −0.002], R2 = .20). Discussion: Our findings suggest that future expectations can play a role in reducing attitude toward violence and physical and relational bullying perpetration among youth. Interventions that help support the development of future goals and aspirations could play a vital role in bullying prevention efforts.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Adolescents
dc.subject Bullying
dc.subject Growth and development
dc.subject Mediation
dc.subject Violence
dc.title Future Expectations, Attitude Toward Violence, and Bullying Perpetration During Early Adolescence: A Mediation Evaluation
dc.type Artículo


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