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NCJ Number: 229533 Find in a Library
Title: Bullying and Victimization Among Adolescents: The Role of Ethnicity and Ethnic Composition of School Class
Journal: Journal of Youth and Adolescence  Volume:39  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:1-11
Author(s): Miranda H.M. Vervoort; Ron H.J. Scholte; Geertjan Overbeek
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 11
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Netherlands
Annotation: The present study examined the relationships between ethnicity, peer-reported bullying and victimization, and whether these relationships were moderated by the ethnic composition of the school classes.
Abstract: Multilevel analyses showed that, after controlling for the ethnic composition of school class, ethnic minority adolescents were less victimized, but did not differ from the ethnic majority group members on bullying. Victimization was more prevalent in ethnically heterogeneous classes. Furthermore, the results revealed that ethnic minority adolescents bully more in ethnically heterogeneous classes. Our findings suggest that, in order to understand bullying and victimization in schools in ethnically diverse cultures, the ethnic background of adolescents and the ethnic composition of school classes should be taken into account. Participants were 2,386 adolescents (mean age: 13 years and 10 months; 51.9 percent boys) from 117 school classes in the Netherlands. Tables, figures, and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Bullying
Index Term(s): Adolescent females; Adolescent males; Adolescents at risk; Child victims; Children at risk; Crime in schools; Ethnic groups; Minorities; Victimization
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