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ERIC Number: EJ1083942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0195-6744
Physical and Nonphysical Bullying Victimization of Academically Oriented Students: The Role of Gender and School Type
Lehman, Brett
American Journal of Education, v122 n1 p133-159 Nov 2015
Although there are many factors associated with being the victim of bullying in school, quantitative studies have not treated academic attitudes, effort, and achievement (or lack thereof) as risk factors. This is true despite many ethnographic accounts of good students being stigmatized and directly bullied on account of their status as good students. With that research gap in mind, data from a nationally representative cohort of US high school sophomores were analyzed to examine the contexts in which students were bullied because of their academic orientations. The results show that being a male student with a high GPA and being a male student who spends more time on homework increases one's risk of bullying victimization. Further, in low-income schools, bullying victimization tends to be physical.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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