This research was funded by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7-PEOPLE-2007-4-3-IRG) under Grant Agreement no. 224903.
Bullying and Victimization: The Role of Conduct Problems and Psychopathic Traits
Article first published online: 7 JUN 2012
© 2012 The Authors. Journal of Research on Adolescence © 2012 Society for Research on Adolescence
Journal of Research on Adolescence
Volume 22, Issue 4, pages 617–631, December 2012
How to Cite
Fanti, K. A. and Kimonis, E. R. (2012), Bullying and Victimization: The Role of Conduct Problems and Psychopathic Traits. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 22: 617–631. doi: 10.1111/j.1532-7795.2012.00809.x
- Issue published online: 13 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 7 JUN 2012
- the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme. Grant Number: 224903
Bullying and victimization occurring in adolescence can have a long-lasting negative impact into adulthood. This study investigates whether conduct problems (CP) and dimensions of psychopathy predict the developmental course of bullying and victimization from ages 12 to 14 among 1,416 Greek-Cypriot adolescents. Results indicate that initial levels of bullying were highest among adolescents scoring high on narcissism, impulsivity, or CP—particularly for those also showing high callous-unemotional (CU) traits. Bullying behaviors were also more stable among youth scoring high on narcissism. Further, youth high on impulsivity showed more stable victimization by peers across development. Importantly, adolescents high on CP+CU were at greater risk for engaging in bullying across development compared with those scoring lower on CU traits or CP.