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ERIC Number: EJ1072894
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1037-2911
Bullying in Schools and the Mental Health of Children
Rigby, Ken
Australian Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v15 n2 p195-208 Dec 2005
There has been a remarkable growth of interest throughout the world in the phenomena of bullying or peer victimisation in schools (Smith, Morita, Junger-Tas, Olweus, Catalano, & Slee, 1999; Smith, Pepler, & Rigby, 2004). It has been repeatedly claimed that involvement in bully/victim problems at school, either as a bully or as a victim or as both, constitutes a significant mental health risk for children. This article examines the research evidence for this contention, drawing largely upon relevant cross-sectional survey results and retrospective and longitudinal studies, and discusses factors that may impinge on the suggested relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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