Peer Harassment in School

Peer Harassment in School : The Plight of the Vulnerable and Victimized

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Many youngsters are targets of verbal and physical abuse or social ostracism at some point during their school careers, and a minority are repeatedly victimized by their peers. Which students become the targets of aggressive behavior, and why? What are the psychological and health consequences of victimization? Of crucial importance, what can school professionals do to help? This volume brings together leading investigators to present the latest psychological research on chronically victimized children and adolescents. Chapters review conceptual and methodological issues, identify developmental differences in types of harassment, and explore various reaction patterns associated with victimization. Findings are presented on the correlates and consequences of harassment, from peer rejection to compromised mental and physical health, as well as its role in peer group dynamics. Highlighting the practical implications of current research, the volume discusses a number of school- based prevention and intervention more

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  • Paperback
  • Guilford Publications
  • United States
  • English
  • 1138866342
  • 9781138866348

Table of contents

Introduction: Olweus, Peer Harassment: A Critical Analysis and Some Important Issues. PART I Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Peer Harrassment B.K. Ladd, G. W. Ladd, Variations in Peer Victimization: Relaitons to Children's Maladjustment. Graham, Juvonen, An Attributional Approach to Peer Victimization. Perry, Hodges, Egan, Detriments of Chronic Victimization by Peers: A Review and New Model of Family Influence. Juvonen, Nishina, Graham, Self-Views versus Peer Perceptions of Victim Status Among Early Adolescents. Pellegrini, Sampling Instances of Victimization by Peer Harassment in Middle School: A Methodological Comparison PART II Subtypes and Age-Related Changes in Peer Harassment. Schwartz, Proctor, Chien, The Agressive Victim of Bullying: Emotional and Behavioral Dysregulation as a Pathway to Victimization by Peers. Alsaker, Valkanover, Diagnosis and Prevention of Victimization in Kindergarten. Crick, Nelson, Morales, Cullerton-Sen, Casas, Hickman, Relational Victimization in Childhood and Adolescence: I Hurt You through the Grapevine. Owens, Slee, Shute, Victimization among Teenage Girls: What Can Be Done about Indirect Harassment? Craig, Pepler, Connolly, Henderson, Development Context of Peer Harassment in Early Adolescence: The Role of Puberty and the Peer Group. PART III Correlates and Consequences of Peer Harassment. Boivin, Hymel, Hodges, Toward a Process View of Peer Rejection and Harassment. Schuster, Rejection and Victimization by Peers: Social Perception and and Social Behavior. Rigby, Health Consequences of Harassment and Prevention. Smith, Shu, Madsen, Characteristics of Victims of School Bullying: Development Changes in Coping Strategies and Skills. PART IV Beyond the Bully/Victim Dyad. Bukowski, Sippola, Groups, Individuals, and Victimization: A View of the Peer System. Hawker, Boulton, Subtypes of Peer Harassment and Their Correlates: A Social Dominance Perspective. Salmivalli, Group View on Victimization: Empirical Findings and Their more