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dc.contributor.authorHenry, Kimberly L.
dc.contributor.authorLovegrove, Peter J.
dc.contributor.authorSteger, Michael F.
dc.contributor.authorChen, Peter Y.
dc.contributor.authorCigularov, Konstantin P.
dc.contributor.authorTomazic, Rocco G.
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-18T09:40:21Z
dc.date.available2015-11-18T09:40:21Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationHenry, K.L., Lovegrove, P.J., & Steger, M.F. 2014. The potential role of meaning in life in the relationship between bullying victimization and suicidal ideation.Journal of youth and adolescence, 43(2):221-232. [http://link.springer.com/journal/10964]en_US
dc.identifier.issn0047-2891
dc.identifier.issn1573-6601 (Online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/15137
dc.description.abstractAdolescent bullying is a common problem in schools across America. The consequences of bullying are significant, and can include severe psychological trauma and suicide. A better understanding of the mechanisms that link bullying and suicidal ideation is needed in order to develop effective prevention and intervention initiatives. Meaning in life is a potential mechanism that has not been studied in this context. It was hypothesized that meaning in life could serve as both a mediator and a moderator of the relationship between bullying victimization and suicidal ideation. As a mediator, meaning in life is considered to explain why bullying victimization leads to suicidal ideation. As a moderator, meaning in life is considered to buffer the ill effect of bullying victimization on suicidal ideation. Data collected from an ethnically diverse sample of 2,936 (50 % female), 6th–12th grade students from one urban school district in the Northeastern US were used to examine the hypotheses. The model for girls was consistent with mediation (i.e., meaning in life may explain how victimization leads to suicidal ideation). The model for boys was consistent with moderation (i.e., the ill effect of victimization on suicidal ideation was attenuated as meaning in life increased). Implications for prevention are discussed.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-013-9960-2
dc.description.urihttp://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10964-013-9960-2
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.subjectBullyingen_US
dc.subjectSuicidal ideationen_US
dc.subjectMeaning in lifeen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_US
dc.subjectSchoolen_US
dc.titleThe potential role of meaning in life in the relationship between bullying victimization and suicidal ideationen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.researchID23416947 - Steger, Michael Francis


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