Rumination, co-rumination and peer victimization in Romanian adolescents
The first aim of this present study is to find the differences in peer victimization based on the levels of rumination, co-rumination and age in Romanian adolescents. The second aim is to verify the predictive power of rumination, co-rumination and age on peer victimization. The sample consisted of 216 participants with ages between 11 and 19 years old. Each participant completed a set of three questionnaires, for rumination, co-rumination and peer victimization. Age was also reported and taken into account. The results show that there is a difference in peer victimization based on rumination while age decreases the chances of being victimized. No support was found for the difference based on co-rumination. Also, rumination and age act as significant predictors for peer victimization. Implications for parents, teachers and school counselors are discussed.
Peer victimization, rumination, co-rumination, adolescence
Octav Sorin Candel – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luminiţa Iacob – Al. I. Cuza University, Iaşi, Romania, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences E-mail: email@example.com