Peer victimization and social anxiety in adolescence: A prospective study

Eric A. Storch, Carrie Masia, Heather Crisp, Rachel G. Klein

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

145 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

This study reports a one-year prospective investigation of the relations between overt and relational victimization and social anxiety and phobia in a sample of adolescents. The Social Experience Questionnaire-Self Report Form (SEQ-S), Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A), and Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C) were administered to 144 ninth grade adolescents. A follow-up assessment with the SEQ-S, SAS-A, and SPAI-C was conducted one year later. Results indicated that relational victimization predicted symptoms of social phobia but not general social anxiety and avoidance one year later. Overt victimization was not a significant predictor of social anxiety and phobia one year later. Social anxiety and phobia did not predict peer victimization one year later. However, increases in social anxiety and social phobia symptoms (for boys) over time were positively associated with increases in relational victimization over time. Implications of these findings for peer victimization and social anxiety in the development of social phobia and negative peer experiences are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)437-452
Number of pages16
JournalAggressive Behavior
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2005

Fingerprint

Crime Victims
Anxiety
Prospective Studies
Self Report
Victimization
Peers
Adolescence
Equipment and Supplies
Social Phobia
Phobia

Keywords

  • Peer relations
  • Peer victimization
  • Prospective design
  • Social anxiety
  • Social phobia

Cite this

Storch, Eric A. ; Masia, Carrie ; Crisp, Heather ; Klein, Rachel G. / Peer victimization and social anxiety in adolescence : A prospective study. In: Aggressive Behavior. 2005 ; Vol. 31, No. 5. pp. 437-452.
@article{e3bdca4cfb7b434da5e94ab1ce11eb9b,
title = "Peer victimization and social anxiety in adolescence: A prospective study",
abstract = "This study reports a one-year prospective investigation of the relations between overt and relational victimization and social anxiety and phobia in a sample of adolescents. The Social Experience Questionnaire-Self Report Form (SEQ-S), Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A), and Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C) were administered to 144 ninth grade adolescents. A follow-up assessment with the SEQ-S, SAS-A, and SPAI-C was conducted one year later. Results indicated that relational victimization predicted symptoms of social phobia but not general social anxiety and avoidance one year later. Overt victimization was not a significant predictor of social anxiety and phobia one year later. Social anxiety and phobia did not predict peer victimization one year later. However, increases in social anxiety and social phobia symptoms (for boys) over time were positively associated with increases in relational victimization over time. Implications of these findings for peer victimization and social anxiety in the development of social phobia and negative peer experiences are discussed.",
keywords = "Peer relations, Peer victimization, Prospective design, Social anxiety, Social phobia",
author = "Storch, {Eric A.} and Carrie Masia and Heather Crisp and Klein, {Rachel G.}",
year = "2005",
month = "9",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1002/ab.20093",
language = "English",
volume = "31",
pages = "437--452",
journal = "Aggressive Behavior",
issn = "0096-140X",
publisher = "Wiley-Liss Inc.",
number = "5",

}

Peer victimization and social anxiety in adolescence : A prospective study. / Storch, Eric A.; Masia, Carrie; Crisp, Heather; Klein, Rachel G.

In: Aggressive Behavior, Vol. 31, No. 5, 01.09.2005, p. 437-452.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Peer victimization and social anxiety in adolescence

T2 - A prospective study

AU - Storch, Eric A.

AU - Masia, Carrie

AU - Crisp, Heather

AU - Klein, Rachel G.

PY - 2005/9/1

Y1 - 2005/9/1

N2 - This study reports a one-year prospective investigation of the relations between overt and relational victimization and social anxiety and phobia in a sample of adolescents. The Social Experience Questionnaire-Self Report Form (SEQ-S), Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A), and Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C) were administered to 144 ninth grade adolescents. A follow-up assessment with the SEQ-S, SAS-A, and SPAI-C was conducted one year later. Results indicated that relational victimization predicted symptoms of social phobia but not general social anxiety and avoidance one year later. Overt victimization was not a significant predictor of social anxiety and phobia one year later. Social anxiety and phobia did not predict peer victimization one year later. However, increases in social anxiety and social phobia symptoms (for boys) over time were positively associated with increases in relational victimization over time. Implications of these findings for peer victimization and social anxiety in the development of social phobia and negative peer experiences are discussed.

AB - This study reports a one-year prospective investigation of the relations between overt and relational victimization and social anxiety and phobia in a sample of adolescents. The Social Experience Questionnaire-Self Report Form (SEQ-S), Social Anxiety Scale for Adolescents (SAS-A), and Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory for Children (SPAI-C) were administered to 144 ninth grade adolescents. A follow-up assessment with the SEQ-S, SAS-A, and SPAI-C was conducted one year later. Results indicated that relational victimization predicted symptoms of social phobia but not general social anxiety and avoidance one year later. Overt victimization was not a significant predictor of social anxiety and phobia one year later. Social anxiety and phobia did not predict peer victimization one year later. However, increases in social anxiety and social phobia symptoms (for boys) over time were positively associated with increases in relational victimization over time. Implications of these findings for peer victimization and social anxiety in the development of social phobia and negative peer experiences are discussed.

KW - Peer relations

KW - Peer victimization

KW - Prospective design

KW - Social anxiety

KW - Social phobia

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=27744484198&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1002/ab.20093

DO - 10.1002/ab.20093

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:27744484198

VL - 31

SP - 437

EP - 452

JO - Aggressive Behavior

JF - Aggressive Behavior

SN - 0096-140X

IS - 5

ER -