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ERIC Number: EJ893476
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Psychosocial and Friendship Characteristics of Bully/Victim Subgroups in Korean Primary School Children
Shin, Yoolim
School Psychology International, v31 n4 p372-388 Aug 2010
This study investigated psychosocial and friendship characteristics of Korean children who engaged in bully/victim subgroups among their peer groups. The participants were 605 elementary school students in Bucheon City, Korea. The participants completed a peer nomination inventory as well as loneliness and social anxiety scales. Friendship quality was measured by self-reports. Significant differences in psychosocial characteristics were found among the bully/victim subgroups and these differences were generally consistent with those in Western cultures. Moreover, children of the same bully/victim subgroups tend to befriend each other. Aggressive, passive victims and bullies were the same as normative contrasts with respect to conflict resolution and closeness/security, however, passive victims did not consider their friends as a significant source of help. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea