NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ804086
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Sep-4
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
Perceived Characteristics of Victims according to their Victimized and Nonvictimized Peers
Almeida, Ana; Caurcel, Maria-Jesus; Machado, Jose-Cunha
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v4 n2 p371-396 Sep 2006
This study investigates perceived characteristics of victims of peer bullying in a sample of 1237 adolescents (mean age is 13.3 years-old) in two southern European countries. Focusing upon perceived characteristics of victimized peers, the main goal was to inspect how descriptions of the victims varied according to country, age, gender, victimization status (whether aggressor, bystander or victim) and self-reported experience as participant in bullying interactions. Results showed that the perceived vulnerability of the victims is accentuated as adolescents grow older and that boys as compared to girls take a more critical attitude towards victims. Aggressors describe the victim less favourably and with greater vulnerability, while bystanders and other adolescents who have experience as a victim or are currently peer-rated as victims hold less stereotyped perceptions and they assign the victims more socially desirable attributes. Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for research and intervention. (Contains 1 footnote, 11 tables, and 2 figures.)
University of Almeria, Education & Psychology I+D+i. Faculty of Psychology Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, Carretera de Sacramento s/n, 04120 LaCanada de San Urbano, Almeria, Spain. Tel: +34-950-015354; Fax: +34-950-015083; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal; Spain