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ERIC Number: EJ1219469
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Bullying and Ethnic Diversity: Investigating Their Relation in the School Setting
Nikolaou, Georgios; Kaloyirou, Chrystalla; Spyropoulou, Antonia
Intercultural Education, v30 n4 p335-350 2019
This particular study investigated school bullying in relation to ethnic diversity in Cyprus. The research involved 469, 8-14 years old pupils of Cypriot origin and 83 pupils of non-Cypriot origin. Two different questionnaires, one for Cypriot and one for non-Cypriot students, were used and data was analyzed using the SPSS statistical package. The findings showed that ethnic diversity seems to be a factor that can precipitate school bullying and victimization in Cypriot primary and secondary schools, that non-Cypriot students feel more victimized than their Cypriot classmates and that they prefer to share their experiences relating to bullying with someone outside of the school. Additionally, the study revealed that verbal and psychological bullying were the most common kinds of bullying that Cypriot and non-Cypriot students faced, and that both groups limit their knowledge of each other to 'songs, language, food and games'. The study also showed that the teacher's role in facing and preventing bullying related to ethno-cultural diversity is critical. Finally, citizenship education and the use of mediation techniques are proposed as a means to foster non- Cypriot students' social inclusion and, thus, prevent their victimization.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Cyprus
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