Victimización de Pares y Satisfacción con la Vida: La Influencia del Apoyo de Profesores y Compañeros de la Escuela

Translated title of the contribution: Peer victimization and life satisfaction: The influence of teacher and peer support

Boris Villalobos-Parada, Claudia Carrasco, Dayana Olavarría, Sebastián Ortiz, VERONICA ALEJANDRA LOPEZ LEIVA, Denise Oyarzún, Paula Ascorra, Álvaro Ayala, Ángeles Bilbao, Macarena Morales, Juan Pablo álvarez

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Abstract

Violence among peers has a negative effect on students' mental health. The literature indicates that life satisfaction is one of the factors on which peer violence could have a major effect. Nevertheless, some factors may attenuate this negative impact. This study analyzed the influence of teacher and peer support on the relation between students' peer victimization and life satisfaction. The sample included 5,527 students from grades 4 through 8 attending municipal schools in one district of the Region of Valparaíso, Chile. Using self-report questionnaires taken from the survey "Coexistence in my School", whose data was analyzed with structural equation modeling, it was observed that teacher social support has a greater effect than peer social support as a mediator in the inverse relationship between students' peer victimization and life satisfaction. These findings are discussed in terms of the mediating role of teachers in reducing the effects of peer victimization.

Translated title of the contributionPeer victimization and life satisfaction: The influence of teacher and peer support
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalPsykhe
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

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