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

dc.contributorParker, Jeffrey G.
dc.contributorSalekin, Randall T.
dc.contributorEarley, Ryan L.
dc.contributor.advisorTullos-Gilpin, Ansley
dc.contributor.authorO'Brien, Christopher
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Alabama Tuscaloosa
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-01T16:33:57Z
dc.date.available2017-03-01T16:33:57Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.descriptionElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.description.abstractPeer 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.en_US
dc.format.extent36 p.
dc.format.mediumelectronic
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.otheru0015_0000001_0000947
dc.identifier.otherOBrien_alatus_0004M_11153
dc.identifier.urihttps://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1436
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.hasversionborn digital
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartofThe University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.rightsAll rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.en_US
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychology
dc.titleExamining the association between callous-unemotional traits, bullying and victimization in preschoolersen_US
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etdms.degree.departmentUniversity of Alabama. Department of Psychology
etdms.degree.disciplinePsychology
etdms.degree.grantorThe University of Alabama
etdms.degree.levelmaster's
etdms.degree.nameM.A.
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