ERIC Number: EJ972077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Victimization in Different Contexts: Comments on the Special Issue
Smith, Peter K.
Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, v56 n3 Article 11 p441-454 Jul 2010
The eight contributions to this special issue provide an informative focus on many aspects of peer-based victimization in schools. Often using sophisticated quantitative and analytic procedures, they advance our knowledge in several important domains, pointing out important contextual variables, interactions, and mediating factors in the negative impact that experiences of victimization can bring about. Besides some comments on individual articles, this commentary raises some general issues about this and other research in the area, including the conceptual and definitional issues around victimization and the possibility of supplementing findings with insights from more qualitative methodologies.
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Q Methodology, Feedback (Response), Context Effect, Peer Relationship, Secondary Education, Data Analysis, Interaction, Elementary School Students, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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