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Bullying in schools: the power of bullies and the plight of victims.
Annu Rev Psychol 2014; 65:159-85AR

Abstract

Bullying is a pervasive problem affecting school-age children. Reviewing the latest findings on bullying perpetration and victimization, we highlight the social dominance function of bullying, the inflated self-views of bullies, and the effects of their behaviors on victims. Illuminating the plight of the victim, we review evidence on the cyclical processes between the risk factors and consequences of victimization and the mechanisms that can account for elevated emotional distress and health problems. Placing bullying in context, we consider the unique features of electronic communication that give rise to cyberbullying and the specific characteristics of schools that affect the rates and consequences of victimization. We then offer a critique of the main intervention approaches designed to reduce school bullying and its harmful effects. Finally, we discuss future directions that underscore the need to consider victimization a social stigma, conduct longitudinal research on protective factors, identify school context factors that shape the experience of victimization, and take a more nuanced approach to school-based interventions.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23937767

Citation

Juvonen, Jaana, and Sandra Graham. "Bullying in Schools: the Power of Bullies and the Plight of Victims." Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 65, 2014, pp. 159-85.
Juvonen J, Graham S. Bullying in schools: the power of bullies and the plight of victims. Annu Rev Psychol. 2014;65:159-85.
Juvonen, J., & Graham, S. (2014). Bullying in schools: the power of bullies and the plight of victims. Annual Review of Psychology, 65, pp. 159-85. doi:10.1146/annurev-psych-010213-115030.
Juvonen J, Graham S. Bullying in Schools: the Power of Bullies and the Plight of Victims. Annu Rev Psychol. 2014;65:159-85. PubMed PMID: 23937767.
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