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Bullying and victimization: The effect of close companionship

Abstract:

Peer bullying and victimization are a widespread phenomenon among school-age children and can have detrimental effects on the development of children. To examine whether having a close companion during childhood increases or decreases risk of victimization and bullying, this study compared twins to singleton children. A large group of twins (n = 9,909) were included who were compared to their related non-twin siblings (n = 1,534) aged 7–12 from the Netherlands Twin Register, thus creating opt...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/thg.2016.99

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Veldkamp, SAM More by this author
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Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
de Zeeuw, EL More by this author
van Beijsterveldt, CEM More by this author
Boomsma, DI More by this author
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Twin Research and Human Genetics Journal website
Publication date:
2017-01-05
Acceptance date:
2016-11-07
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ISSN:
1832-4274 and 1839-2628
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pubs:680391
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uri:2f9255ce-cf35-46aa-8012-140a07d0cd33
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uuid:2f9255ce-cf35-46aa-8012-140a07d0cd33
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pubs:680391

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