The Consequences of Childhood Peer Rejection

McDougall, Patricia, Hymel, Shelley, Vaillancourt, Tracy, & Mercer, Louise (2001) The Consequences of Childhood Peer Rejection. In Leary, Mark R. (Ed.) Interpersonal Rejection. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 213-247.


Reviews literature on the effects of peer rejection on children's well-being. The authors present what has been learned about the consequences of childhood peer rejection since the publication of J. G. Parker and S. R. Asher's review in the mid 1980s. The chapter examines both intrapersonal, internalizing problems that arise from peer rejection (such as depression, loneliness, poor self-concept, and psychopathology) and interpersonal, externalizing problems (such as aggression, school misbehaviour, delinquency, and criminality). The authors begin with a review of the links between early peer rejection and four broad types of long-term outcomes: academic, general psychopathology, internalizing problems, and externalizing problems. After considering the consequences associated with early peer rejection, how and why rejection contributes to later adjustment is discussed.

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ID Code: 14175
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: early peer rejection, well, being, internalizing & externalizing problems, consequences, children
ISBN: 9780195130157
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2001 Oxford University Press
Deposited On: 25 Jul 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2013 03:32

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