Adolescents Vulnerability to Peer Victimization: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Predictors Academic Article uri icon


  • This study explored how certain personality traits, behaviors, and social status may be associated with who is targeted as a victim of peer aggression. The sample consisted of 233 students in sixth through eighth grades from rural communities. Results indicate that symptoms of anxiety, a high sense of inadequacy, and elevated social stress are associated with victimization. The article discusses implications for prevention and intervention.

published proceedings

  • Professional School Counseling

author list (cited authors)

  • D'Esposito, S. E., Blake, J., & Riccio, C. A.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • D'Esposito, Susan E||Blake, Jamilia||Riccio, Cynthia A

publication date

  • January 2011