Author

Beth Whipple

Defense Date

6-23-2011

Graduation Date

2011

Availability

Immediate Access

Submission Type

dissertation

Degree Name

PhD

Department

School Psychology

School

School of Education

Committee Chair

Laura M. Crothers

Committee Member

Tammy L. Hughes

Committee Member

Jeffrey A. Miller

Keywords

Peer rejection, Loneliness, Depression in children and adolescents

Abstract

Although positive peer relations play a significant role in children's development, not all children are accepted by peers. Peer rejection can have a tremendous impact on children's lives and future adjustment. This study took a closer look at the experience of loneliness in children and adolescents. The stability of loneliness as well as the presence of depressive symptoms was explored. The study also examined if rejected children vary in their experience of loneliness and depression. Results indicate that withdrawn rejected children reported a higher degree of loneliness than aggressive rejected children over time. Analyses also provided evidence of the connection between loneliness and depression.

Format

PDF

Language

English

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