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NCJ Number: 194433 Find in a Library
Title: Interrelationships of Behavioral Indices of Bully and Victim Behavior
Journal: Journal of Emotional Abuse  Volume:2  Issue:2/3  Dated:2001  Pages:75-93
Author(s): Neil F. Gottheil; Eric F. Dubow
Date Published: 2001
Page Count: 19
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: In this article, bully and victim behavior among fifth and sixth graders was examined using three behavioral indices.
Abstract: One hundred twenty, fifth and sixth grade students completed three behavioral indices which measured victim and bully behavior. The first measure consisted of a self-referential report. The second measure consisted of a peer rating and the last measure examined an individuals perceptions of how they were perceived by their peers. Results of the study showed that victims knew how they were perceived by their peers and held the same perceptions about themselves. In contrast, bullies were somewhat accurate in their perceptions of how they were perceived by peers but disagreed with or completely ignored peer perceptions. Introducing My Classmates (IMC) was the peer nomination form used to measure peer ratings of bully and victim behavior. The Perceived Peer Perspective Inventory was used to measure student perceptions about how they were perceived by their peers. The Self-Report Inventory of Bully and Victim Behavior was used to measure student self-reports of victim and bullying behavior. Each child was given a percent bully score and a percent victim score based on the peer ratings acquired from the peer nomination form.
Main Term(s): Bullying
Index Term(s): Aggression; Peer influences on behavior; Psychological influences on crime; School maladjustment
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