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ERIC Number: EJ885053
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 31
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
The Lifetime Bully: Investigating the Relationship between Adolescent Bullying and Depression in Early Adulthood
Lencl, Max; Matuga, Julia
Journal of School Counseling, v8 n7 2010
The current study investigated the relationship between adolescent bullying behaviors and early adulthood depression. 305 education majors were given the Zung (1965) self-rating depression scale and a bullying survey containing four descriptions of bullying behavior (Victim, Bully, Non-involved, Victim/Bully) from which they were asked to select the one which best described their behavior between grades 7-9. Using ANOVA, significant differences were found between groups: the bully-victims had the highest mean depression score (N = 29; 39), then the victims (N = 41; 38.8), and lastly the non-involved group (N = 233; 34.5). The bully-victims revealed the most severe depression. Implications for school professionals are discussed. (Contains 2 tables and 1 chart.)
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio