- Dr. David Ruiz and his colleagues studied 1320 teenagers in Valencia, Spain.
- One of their main findings was that if teens experience lowered social status and social rejection, they suffer loneliness, low self-esteem, and lowered satisfaction with their lives.
- This results in many teenagers using relational violence to gain acceptance.
- Relational violence is defined as behavior designed to provoke harm within another person's circle of friends or damage their perception of belonging to a group.
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