"Grow up you big baby!": the experience and effects of teasing in adulthood

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Title: "Grow up you big baby!": the experience and effects of teasing in adulthood
Author: Bias, Joshua P.
Abstract: The immediate effects of teasing on children and adolescents are well documented , but in recent years , the long -term effects of teasing on adults have gained research attention . Recollections of teasing during youth have been shown to be related to increased psychosocial distress during adulthood . The present study focused on replicating the findings of previous work , as well as expanding the existing knowledge base concerning teasing and adulthood . Eightyfour adult participants completed a questionnaire packet designed to measure teasing history and perception , and levels of depression , anxiety , self -esteem , and life satisfaction . Results indicated that recalled teasing experiences from youth are related to psychosocial distress in adulthood . Teasing experiences were related to increased rates of depression and anxiety , lower self -esteem , and reduced life satisfaction . Notable differences were also found between the frequency and focus content of teasing between youth and adulthood . Implications for practice and recommendations for future research are presented .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /4981
Date: 2007-04-25

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"Grow up you big baby!": the experience and effects of teasing in adulthood. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /4981 .

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