Examining the association between callous-unemotional traits, bullying and victimization in preschoolers

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dc.contributor Parker, Jeffrey G.
dc.contributor Salekin, Randall T.
dc.contributor Earley, Ryan L.
dc.contributor.advisor Tullos-Gilpin, Ansley
dc.contributor.author O'Brien, Christopher
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T16:33:57Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T16:33:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000947
dc.identifier.other OBrien_alatus_0004M_11153
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1436
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Peer victimization and bullying are a widespread problem among children, which can lead to mental, behavioral and physical adjustment problems. Due to these excessive costs, much attention has been directed at identifying and examining risk factors for engaging in bullying behaviors. Previous research has examined callous-unemotional (CU) traits as a risk factor for bullying and victimization. The present study examined the impact of CU traits in putting preschoolers at risk for bullying and victimization as well as how social-neuro-cognitive variables may moderate this relation. CU traits were a significant predictor for both bullying and victimization. Furthermore, cognitive inhibition and verbal intelligence moderated the relation between CU traits and bullying. However, no moderation effects were found for victimization. Other frequently studied predictors, such as age or income, did not discriminate within the sample. These findings suggest that in a preschool sample, CU traits not only serve as risk factors for bullying and being victimized, but are also associated with normative social cognitive functioning.
dc.format.extent 36 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Developmental psychology
dc.title Examining the association between callous-unemotional traits, bullying and victimization in preschoolers
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Psychology
etdms.degree.discipline Psychology
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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