Exposure to School Bullying and the Social Capital of Sixth-Grade Students

Authors

  • JOLYNN V. CARNEY,

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    • JoLynn V. Carney, Charles J. Jacob, and Richard J. Hazler, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Charles J. Jacob is now at Department of Psychology, La Salle University.

  • CHARLES J. JACOB,

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    • JoLynn V. Carney, Charles J. Jacob, and Richard J. Hazler, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Charles J. Jacob is now at Department of Psychology, La Salle University.

  • RICHARD J. HAZLER

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    • JoLynn V. Carney, Charles J. Jacob, and Richard J. Hazler, Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park. Charles J. Jacob is now at Department of Psychology, La Salle University.


Department of Educational Psychology, Counseling, and Special Education, Pennsylvania State University, 303 CEDAR Building, University Park, PA 16802 (e-mail: jcarney@psu.edu).

Abstract

Data from 91 U.S. middle school students using self-reports of social capital and bullying suggest a link between exposure to bullying and a decreased sense that people in general are trustworthy and fair. Implications for individuals and societies are considered.

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