ERIC Number: EJ694556
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Bullying and Sexual Harassment among Brazilian High School Students
DeSouza, Eros R.; Ribeiro, J'aims
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v20 n9 p1018-1038 2005
Bullying and sexual harassment at school have received recent attention in developed countries; however, they have been neglected in Latin America. Thus, the authors investigated these phenomena among 400 Brazilian high school students from two high schools (one private and one public). Analyses using t-tests showed that boys bullied and sexually harassed their peers more often than girls did. Hierarchical multiple regression analyses showed that boys and girls who scored high on general misconduct bullied their peers more often than those who scored low on general misconduct. Boys who believed they would be punished by their teachers for bullying and who scored low on benevolent sexism bullied more often than boys who believed they would not be punished by their teachers and who scored high on benevolent sexism. Moreover, bullying predicted peer sexual harassment for boys and girls. Recommendations to prevent bullying and sexual harassment are offered.
Descriptors: Gender Bias, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Females, Males, Gender Differences, Developed Nations, Bullying, Sexual Harassment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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