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ERIC Number: EJ1260322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Bullying as a Group Process in Childhood: A Longitudinal Social Network Analysis
Rambaran, J. Ashwin; Dijkstra, Jan Kornelis; Veenstra, René
Child Development, v91 n4 p1336-1352 Jul-Aug 2020
This study investigates the dynamic interplay between bullying relationships and friendships in a sample of 481 students in 19 elementary school classrooms (age 8-12 years; 50% boys). Based on a relational framework, it is to be expected that friendships would be formed when two children bullied the same person and that children would start to bully the victims of their friends. Similarly, it is to be expected that friendships would be formed when two children were victimized by the same bully and that children would become victimized by the bullies of their friends. Longitudinal bivariate social network analysis supported the first two hypotheses but not the latter two. This study provides evidence for group processes in bullying networks in childhood.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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