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Vršnjačko nasilje među adolescentima u kontekstu roditeljskog ponašanja
Peer violence in adolescence in the context of parental behaviour

Author(s): Mira Klarin, Snježana Matešić
Subject(s): Education
Published by: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Edukacijsko-rehabilitacijski fakultet
Keywords: peer violence; parenting behaviour; adolescents

Summary/Abstract: The aim of this research was to analyse adolescent gender differences and the frequency of individual forms of peer violence. The research included 172 elementary school students from Rijeka. The instrument includes: the Peer Violence Scale (Rimac et al, 2012) and the Perception of Parent Behaviour Scale (Macuka, 2002). Results show that gender difference was not found in the experienced and committed peer violence. Almost 3% students experience violence very often, 11.38% sometimes and 11.45% students were sometimes perpetrators of peer violence. The most common is psychological violence, especially gossip. The study results also suggest a significant association between peer violence, especially experienced, with different dimensions of parental behaviour, and the ability to differentiate parental behaviour considering the prevalence of peer violence.

  • Issue Year: 50/2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 81-92
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: Croatian