NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ978348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Acculturation Stress and Bullying among Immigrant Youths in Spain
Messinger, Adam M.; Nieri, Tanya A.; Villar, Paula; Luengo, Maria Angeles
Journal of School Violence, v11 n4 p306-322 2012
Few bullying studies focus on immigrant youths or acculturation stress as a risk factor for bullying and being bullied. Employing a sample of 1,157 foreign-born secondary students in Spain, we found that acculturation stress was widely experienced, although the average level of stress was moderate. Five percent of the sample reported being bully-victims; that is, simultaneously being a perpetrator and victim of bullying. Another 5% reported only victimization experience, and 12% reported only perpetration experience. Multinomial logistic regression results showed that acculturation stress was associated with increased odds of being a bully-victim but not with the odds of being just a victim or the odds of being just a perpetrator. The findings highlight areas for future research exploring the chronology of perpetration and victimization for bully-victims, whether bullies of immigrant youths are immigrants or natives, and relations between sources of acculturation stress and forms of bullying. (Contains 2 tables.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; 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: Spain