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Adolescent male bullies, victims, and bully-victims: a comparison of psychosocial and behavioral characteristics.
J Pediatr Psychol 2007; 32(3):273-82JP

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To determine among male adolescents whether bully-victims would report the poorest psychosocial health, the worst attitudes toward school, more problem behavior (delinquency, weapons possession, and substance use), and more physical injury compared with bullies, victims, and neutral students. We also assessed ethnic differences in bullying category membership.

METHODS

Employing multisample latent variable models, we contrasted 1,312 males in grades 7-12 classified as bullies (n = 299), victims (n = 180), bully-victims (n = 195), and neutral (n = 638) on school attitudes, psychosocial health, problem behaviors, and physical injury.

RESULTS

Hypotheses were generally confirmed, especially contrasts between bully-victims and neutrals. However, bullies did not have better school attitudes than bully-victims, and victims only marginally reported better psychological health than bully-victims. The boys of mixed ethnicity were more likely to be victims.

CONCLUSIONS

Greater awareness of the problems associated with boys who both bully and are victimized is necessary for improved intervention.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, UCLA Franz Hall, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095-1563, USA. jastein@ucla.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16896194

Citation

Stein, Judith A., et al. "Adolescent Male Bullies, Victims, and Bully-victims: a Comparison of Psychosocial and Behavioral Characteristics." Journal of Pediatric Psychology, vol. 32, no. 3, 2007, pp. 273-82.
Stein JA, Dukes RL, Warren JI. Adolescent male bullies, victims, and bully-victims: a comparison of psychosocial and behavioral characteristics. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007;32(3):273-82.
Stein, J. A., Dukes, R. L., & Warren, J. I. (2007). Adolescent male bullies, victims, and bully-victims: a comparison of psychosocial and behavioral characteristics. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32(3), pp. 273-82.
Stein JA, Dukes RL, Warren JI. Adolescent Male Bullies, Victims, and Bully-victims: a Comparison of Psychosocial and Behavioral Characteristics. J Pediatr Psychol. 2007;32(3):273-82. PubMed PMID: 16896194.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Adolescent male bullies, victims, and bully-victims: a comparison of psychosocial and behavioral characteristics. AU - Stein,Judith A, AU - Dukes,Richard L, AU - Warren,Jazmin I, Y1 - 2006/08/08/ PY - 2006/8/10/pubmed PY - 2007/5/26/medline PY - 2006/8/10/entrez SP - 273 EP - 82 JF - Journal of pediatric psychology JO - J Pediatr Psychol VL - 32 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To determine among male adolescents whether bully-victims would report the poorest psychosocial health, the worst attitudes toward school, more problem behavior (delinquency, weapons possession, and substance use), and more physical injury compared with bullies, victims, and neutral students. We also assessed ethnic differences in bullying category membership. METHODS: Employing multisample latent variable models, we contrasted 1,312 males in grades 7-12 classified as bullies (n = 299), victims (n = 180), bully-victims (n = 195), and neutral (n = 638) on school attitudes, psychosocial health, problem behaviors, and physical injury. RESULTS: Hypotheses were generally confirmed, especially contrasts between bully-victims and neutrals. However, bullies did not have better school attitudes than bully-victims, and victims only marginally reported better psychological health than bully-victims. The boys of mixed ethnicity were more likely to be victims. CONCLUSIONS: Greater awareness of the problems associated with boys who both bully and are victimized is necessary for improved intervention. SN - 0146-8693 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16896194/Adolescent_male_bullies_victims_and_bully_victims:_a_comparison_of_psychosocial_and_behavioral_characteristics_ L2 - https://academic.oup.com/jpepsy/article-lookup/doi/10.1093/jpepsy/jsl023 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -