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Educational Psychology Review

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 167–186 | Cite as

Identifying Potential Mediators and Moderators of the Association Between Child Maltreatment and Bullying Perpetration and Victimization in School

  • Jun Sung Hong
  • Dorothy L. Espelage
  • Andrew Grogan-Kaylor
  • Paula Allen-Meares
Review

Abstract

A growing body of literature is demonstrating associations between childhood maltreatment and bullying involvement at school. In this literature review, four potential mediators (explanatory) and three potential moderators (mitigates or exacerbates) of the association between childhood maltreatment and school bullying are proposed. Mediators include emotional dysregulation, depression, anger, and social skills deficits. Moderators reviewed include quality of parent–child relationships, peer relationships, and teacher relationships. Although there might be insurmountable challenges to addressing child maltreatment in primary or universal school-based prevention programs, it is possible to intervene to improve these potentially mediating and moderating factors.

Keywords

Bullying Child welfare Maltreatment Mediators Moderators School 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jun Sung Hong
    • 1
  • Dorothy L. Espelage
    • 2
  • Andrew Grogan-Kaylor
    • 3
  • Paula Allen-Meares
    • 4
  1. 1.Children and Family Research Center, School of Social WorkUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–ChampaignUrbanaUSA
  2. 2.Child Development Division and Counseling, Psychology Division, Department of Educational PsychologyUniversity of IllinoisChampaignUSA
  3. 3.School of Social WorkUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  4. 4.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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