ERIC Number: EJ778861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: 71
The Dyadic Nature of Bullying and Victimization: Testing a Dual-Perspective Theory
Veenstra, Rene; Lindenberg, Siegwart; Zijlstra, Bonne J. H.; De Winter, Andrea F.; Verhulst, Frank C.; Ormel, Johan
Child Development, v78 n6 p1843-1854 Nov-Dec 2007
For this study, information on "Who Bullies Who" was collected from 54 school classes with 918 children (M age = 11) and 13,606 dyadic relations. Bullying and victimization were viewed separately from the point of view of the bully and the victim. The two perspectives were highly complementary. The probability of a bully-victim relationship was higher if the bully was more dominant than the victim, and if the victim was more vulnerable than the bully and more rejected by the class. In a bully-victim dyad, boys were more often the bullies. There was no finding of sex effect for victimization. Liking reduced and disliking increased the probability of a bully-victim relationship.
Descriptors: Bullying, Probability, Victims of Crime, Antisocial Behavior, Peer Relationship, Rejection (Psychology), Gender Differences, Males, At Risk Persons, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.; Dutch Ministry of Justice (Netherlands).
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands