Peer victimization and depression among Hong Kong adolescents.

  title={Peer victimization and depression among Hong Kong adolescents.},
  author={Sheung-Tak Cheng and Kelvin Chi Kin Cheung and Chau-Kiu Cheung},
  journal={Journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={64 6},
The present study examined the gender differences in the relationship between victimization and depression, as well as in the buffering effect of social support, in Hong Kong adolescents. Based on social role theory, we predicted (a) that victimization would be associated with higher depression in boys than in girls, and (b) that social support would have a stronger buffering effect in boys than in girls. Results showed that boys reported more victimizations than girls, and victimization was… CONTINUE READING
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