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ERIC Number: EJ789400
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 63
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Developmental Trajectories of Bullying and Associated Factors
Pepler, Debra; Jiang, Depeng; Craig, Wendy; Connolly, Jennifer
Child Development, v79 n2 p325-338 Mar-Apr 2008
Trajectories in bullying through adolescence were studied along with individual, family, and peer relationship factors. At the outset, participants' ages ranged from 10 to 14; 74% identified as European Canadian with the remainder from diverse backgrounds. With 8 waves of data over 7 years, 871 students (466 girls and 405 boys) were studied to reveal 4 trajectories: 9.9% reported consistently high levels of bullying, 13.4% reported early moderate levels desisting to almost no bullying at the end of high school, 35.1% reported consistently moderate levels, and 41.6% almost never reported bullying. Students who bullied had elevated risks in individual, parent, and peer relationship domains. Risk profiles and trajectories provide direction for interventions to curtail the development of power and aggression in relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada