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ERIC Number: EJ938463
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Sep
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0264-6196
Bullying in German Adolescents: Attending Special School for Students with Visual Impairment
Pinquart, Martin; Pfeiffer, Jens P.
British Journal of Visual Impairment, v29 n3 p163-176 Sep 2011
The present study analysed bullying in German adolescents with and without visual impairment. Ninety-eight adolescents with vision loss from schools for students with visual impairment, of whom 31 were blind and 67 had low vision, were compared with 98 sighted peers using a matched-pair design. Students with low vision reported higher levels of peer-victimization and relational victimization in particular than sighted students. In addition, students with low vision reported higher levels of overall victimization and relational victimization by peers in particular than students who are blind, as well as higher levels of overt aggression towards their peers. Support from peers buffered the effects of victimization on psychological adjustment in adolescents with vision loss but not in their peers without vision loss. It is concluded that increasing support from peers may be an effective way of reducing negative effects of victimization of adolescents with visual impairment. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire