ERIC Number: EJ1019392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
Racial and Ethnic Stereotypes and Bullying Victimization
Peguero, Anthony A.; Williams, Lisa M.
Youth & Society, v45 n4 p545-564 Dec 2013
Bullying is a serious problem within the U.S. school system. Prior research suggests that victimization is stratified by race and ethnicity. However, few studies consider factors that may moderate this relationship. This article extends research on this topic by considering whether stereotypes moderate bullying among racial and ethnic youth. Youth who violate stereotypes may experience derogatory treatment. This study examines whether violated racial and ethnicity stereotypes are linked to the victimization of racial and ethnic minorities. The study findings based on data from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002 indicate that stereotypes linked to family socioeconomic status (SES), test scores, and interscholastic sports participation moderate the relationship between bullying victimization and race and ethnicity. The implications for future research and policy implementation are discussed.
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Bias, Racial Bias, Ethnicity, Stereotypes, Victims, Socioeconomic Status, Scores, Athletics, Minority Group Students, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students, Grade 10, Questionnaires, Institutional Characteristics, Gender Differences, Student Behavior, School Size
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: High Schools; Grade 10; Secondary Education
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