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Can sports mitigate the effects of depression and aggression on peer rejection?

dc.contributor.authorPerron-Gélinas, Andreann
dc.contributor.authorBrendgen, Mara
dc.contributor.authorVitaro, Frank
dc.subjectPeer rejectionfr
dc.subjectSports participationfr
dc.titleCan sports mitigate the effects of depression and aggression on peer rejection?fr
dc.contributor.affiliationUniversité de Montréal. Faculté des arts et des sciences. École de psychoéducationfr
dcterms.abstractThis study examined whether sports participation moderates the longitudinal link of depressive and aggressive symptoms with increased peer rejection. The sample consisted of 291 adolescents (50.5% girls), assessed at ages 12 and 13 years. Depressive and aggressive symptoms as well as peer rejection were assessed through peer nominations, whereas participation in team and individual sports was assessed via adolescents' self-reports. Regression analyses revealed that boys – but not girls – who displayed high levels of depressive symptoms experienced an increase in peer rejection. However, participation in team sports mitigated the association between depressive symptoms and increased peer rejection in boys, whereas participation in individual sports exacerbated that same association. Although aggressive symptoms were also associated with an increase in peer rejection for boys and girls, sports participation did not moderate this link. These results support the usefulness especially of team sports as part of prevention activities for vulnerable
dcterms.alternativeSport, mental health, and peer rejectionfr
UdeM.ReferenceFournieParDeposantPerron-Gélinas, A., Brendgen, M., & Vitaro, F. (2017). Can sports mitigate the effects of depression and aggression on peer rejection?. Journal of applied developmental psychology, 50,
UdeM.VersionRioxxVersion acceptée / Accepted Manuscriptfr
oaire.citationTitleJournal of applied developmental psychology

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