Victimisation par les pairs à l'école et dépression à l'adolescence : une étude franco-québécoise

Authors: Beaulieu, Julie
Advisor: Royer, Égide
Abstract: Peer victimization in school has important negative impact on the mental health and the academic achievement of many adolescents. The main objectives of this doctoral research project are to: (a) evaluate the prevalence, frequency and type of peer victimization among adolescents, (b) assess the prevalence and severity of depression among secondary school students and (c) determine the importance of the relationship between victimization and depression. Participants were 356 college students (age 12-15) from France and 360 secondary school students (age 13-15) from Quebec. They completed the Beck Depression Inventory and two victimization scales from the Questionnaire sur l'environnement socioéducatif. Results show that both peer victimization and depression are important realities in the life of French and Quebec students and that victims of peer violence are more depressed than non-victims. Gender, age and type of victimization affect this relationship. Verbal victimization appears to be more related to depression among adolescents. Results support the importance of timely and preventive interventions regarding violence in school and peer victimization in particular.
Document Type: Thèse de doctorat
Issue Date: 2007
Open Access Date: 13 April 2018
Grantor: Université Laval
Collection:Thèses et mémoires

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