A1 Journal article – refereed
Predicting adolescents’ bullying participation from developmental trajectories of social status and behavior

List of Authors: J. Loes Pouwels, Christina Salmivalli, Silja Saarento, Yvonne H. M. van den Berg, Tessa A. M. Lansu, Antonius H. N. Cillessen
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.
Publication year: 2018
Journal: Child Development
Journal name in source: CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Journal acronym: CHILD DEV
Volume number: 89
Issue number: 4
Number of pages: 20
ISSN: 0009-3920
eISSN: 1467-8624


The aim of this study was to determine how trajectory clusters of social status (social preference and perceived popularity) and behavior (direct aggression and prosocial behavior) from age 9 to age 14 predicted adolescents’ bullying participant roles at age 16 and 17 (= 266). Clusters were identified with multivariate growth mixture modeling (GMM). The findings showed that participants’ developmental trajectories of social status and social behavior across childhood and early adolescence predicted their bullying participant role involvement in adolescence. Practical implications and suggestions for further research are discussed.

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