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Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies 3/2015

01-03-2015 | Original Paper

Rejection Sensitivity and Adjustment during Adolescence: Do Friendship Self-Silencing and Parent Support Matter?

Auteurs: Katelyn K. Thomas, Julie C. Bowker

Gepubliceerd in: Journal of Child and Family Studies | Uitgave 3/2015

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Abstract

This study of 103 adolescents (Mage = 13.73 years) tested whether self-silencing in friendships mediates the associations between rejection sensitivity (RS) and friendship (support) and psychological adjustment (anxiety, depression, loneliness) during early adolescence. Parental support was examined as a moderator of the relation between RS and self-silencing. Results indicated that friendship self-silencing mediated the relations between RS and depression and friendship support. Evidence of moderated mediation was also found: RS and friendship self-silencing were related at high and medium levels of parental support but not at low levels when depression and friendship support served as the dependent variables. Findings suggest that future work on RS and self-silencing in the friendship context is needed and that medium and high levels of parental support may exacerbate certain difficulties associated with RS during early adolescence.
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Metagegevens
Titel
Rejection Sensitivity and Adjustment during Adolescence: Do Friendship Self-Silencing and Parent Support Matter?
Auteurs
Katelyn K. Thomas
Julie C. Bowker
Publicatiedatum
01-03-2015
Uitgeverij
Springer US
Gepubliceerd in
Journal of Child and Family Studies / Uitgave 3/2015
Print ISSN: 1062-1024
Elektronisch ISSN: 1573-2843
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10826-013-9871-6