Twenty-Seven. Bullying

  1. Peter K. Smith4 and
  2. Craig H. Hart5
  1. Christina Salmivalli1,
  2. Kätlin Peets2 and
  3. Ernest V. E. Hodges3

Published Online: 22 FEB 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch27

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition

How to Cite

Salmivalli, C., Peets, K. and Hodges, E. V. E. (2010) Bullying, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Childhood Social Development, Second Edition (eds P. K. Smith and C. H. Hart), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444390933.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Goldsmiths, University of London, London, England

  2. 5

    Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Turku, Turku, Finland and University of Stavanger, Stavanger, Norway

  2. 2

    University of Turku, Turku, Finland

  3. 3

    University of Turku, Turku, Finland and St. John's University, New York, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 FEB 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196796

Online ISBN: 9781444390933

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Keywords:

  • Bullying;
  • Peer - to - peer bullying seems to be a universal phenomenon taking place in most school classes across different schools and cultures;
  • Proactive aggression is defined as goal - directed harmful behavior;
  • Traditional and new forms of bullying;
  • Bullying and Victimization Assessment;
  • Questionnaires are not the only method to gather data on bullying and victimization;
  • debate concerning the most reliable and valid method for the assessment of bullying and victimization;
  • theoretical accounts of bullying and victimization have focused on explaining individual differences in these behaviors and experiences;
  • Bully - victims Children who have high scores on both bullying and victimization form a group called bully - victims;
  • Interventions against bullying have typically focused on individuals (discussions with specific students), classrooms (curriculum work, and class rules against bullying), or whole schools

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition and Forms of Bullying

  • Assessment of Bullying and Victimization

  • Theories to Explain Bullying

  • Empirical Findings

  • The Contexts of Bullying: Dyadic Relationships and Peer Groups

  • Interventions

  • Acknowledgment

  • References