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ERIC Number: EJ861764
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0044-118X
Consequences of Being Bullied: Results from a Longitudinal Assessment of Bullying Victimization in a Multisite Sample of American Students
Esbensen, Finn-Aage; Carson, Dena C.
Youth & Society, v41 n2 p209-233 2009
Bullying victimization is part of the adolescent experience in most societies, yet little is known about its consequences. In this article we utilize a multisite, longitudinal data set to examine the effects of being bullied. We also explore definitional and measurement issues that confound this line of research. While some researchers have relied on a single/generic item to measure bullying, others have focused on behaviorally specific items. In addition, most prior research on bullying has relied on cross-sectional data, thereby restricting researchers' ability to examine the consequences of prior victimization. Using three waves of data, we create a typology of victimization (nonvictims, intermittent victims, and repeat victims) that allows us to establish correct temporal ordering to examining the effects of victimization on subsequent attitudes. Importantly, we assess the consequences of bullying victimization using both a single-item indicator and a composite measure consisting of behaviorally specific questions. (Contains 7 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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