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ERIC Number: EJ893478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Racial Bullying and Victimization in Canadian School-Aged Children: Individual and School Level Effects
Larochette, Anne-Claire; Murphy, Ashley Nicole; Craig, Wendy M.
School Psychology International, v31 n4 p389-408 Aug 2010
Numerous individual factors, including race, have been identified to date that may place children at risk for bullying involvement. The importance of the school's environment on bullying behaviours has also been highlighted, as the majority of bullying occurs at school. The variables associated with racial bullying and victimization, however, have rarely been specifically examined. The purpose of the current study, therefore, was to determine which individual- and school-level factors are associated with racial bullying and victimization. Canadian records from the 2001/2002 Health Behaviors in School-Aged Children Survey (HBSC) were used for the current analyses. Participants included 3,684 students and their principals from 116 schools from across the country. Results indicated that racial bullying and racial victimization were more strongly related to individual factors such as race and sex than school-level factors. African-Canadian students were found to engage in racial bullying as well as report being racially victimized. In addition, school climate did not account for observed differences between schools on racial bullying and victimization, but racial bullying appeared to decrease in supportive schools with higher teacher diversity. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada