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Peer victimization is a major public health concern due to its psychological, emotional, and physical short and potentially long-term effects on children. Research conducted with rural youth have shown heightened peer victimization rates compared to urban and suburban locales. Protective factors, such as social support, are underresearched and less emphasized compared to risk factors, particularly in the context of rural youth. This article will review the literature surrounding the constructs of peer victimization in relation to risk and resiliency factors, with a specific focus on rural children.
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Name: South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
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The effect or sway that a PEER GROUP exerts on the beliefs, value systems and behavior of each member of a group. The social expectations for individuals to conform to peer group influence is known as peer pressure.
The inhabitants of rural areas or of small towns classified as rural.
SPORTS activities designed and/or organized for CHILDREN or YOUTH.
Hospitals located in a rural area.
The status of health in rural populations.
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