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dc.contributor.authorWalters, Jeanette Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:37:06Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:37:06Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-08en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05152013-133336en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32838
dc.description.abstractPrevious research has shown peer victimization during adolescence to have strong lasting effects on mental health. Religiousness and forgiveness are two factors that are positively related to mental health and the current study proposes that they may have a protective influence against the negative effects of peer victimization. Additionally, religiousness and forgiveness may be related in that forgiveness may be a link in the religiousness/health relationship. The purpose of the current study was to examine the relationships among religiousness, forgiveness and mental health in the context of peer victimization during adolescence. Mental health was measured by internalizing symptomatology and emotion regulation. Analyses were conducted using Structural Equation Modeling. Results indicate that forgiveness may indeed be a link in the religiousness/health relationship but only when examining private religious practices. Results further show that religiousness may not be a strong protective factor in the context of peer victimization and that certain dimensions of forgiveness (specifically benevolence motivations) may actually exacerbate the effects of peer victimization on internalizing symptomatology rather than act as a protective factor.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartWalters_JM_T_2013.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectReligiousnessen_US
dc.subjectForgivenessen_US
dc.subjectInternalizing Symptomatologyen_US
dc.subjectEmotion Regulationen_US
dc.subjectAdolescenceen_US
dc.titleThe protective effects of religiousness and forgiveness for the link between peer victimization and mental health in adolescenceen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairJungmeen Kim-Spoonen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKirby Deater-Deckarden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBradley Whiteen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05152013-133336/en_US
dc.date.sdate2013-05-15en_US
dc.date.rdate2013-07-03
dc.date.adate2013-07-03en_US


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