Individual and sex differences in the consequences of victimization: Moderation by approach and avoidance motivation.

@article{Llewellyn2014IndividualAS,
  title={Individual and sex differences in the consequences of victimization: Moderation by approach and avoidance motivation.},
  author={Nicole Llewellyn and Karen D Rudolph},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={50 9},
  pages={2210-20}
}
Peer victimization is a known risk factor for various forms of maladjustment; however, the specific type of maladjustment may depend on individual differences in youth. This 2-wave longitudinal study examined the hypothesis that social approach-avoidance motivation, together with sex, would moderate the contribution of 3rd-grade victimization to 4th-grade maladjustment. Children (N = 574, M age = 8.94, SD = 0.37) reported on their victimization exposure, social approach-avoidance motivation… CONTINUE READING