School of Education
Laura M. Crothers
Tammy L. Hughes
Jeffrey A. Miller
Peer rejection, Loneliness, Depression in children and adolescents
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 Results indicate that withdrawn rejected children reported a higher degree of loneliness than aggressive rejected children over time.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.
Whipple, B. (2011). Examining the Association Between Peer Rejection, Loneliness, and Depressive Symptoms in Children and Adolescents (Doctoral dissertation, Duquesne University). Retrieved from https://dsc.duq.edu/etd/1360