Bullying: Group differences of being victim and being bully and the influence of social relations

Niklas Hamel, Susanne Schwab (Corresponding author), Sebastian Wahl

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Abstract

Bullying refers to several aspects of social interaction and communication. As a negative indicator of social inclusion, it has a high impact on students' well-being/health. Therefore, the present paper focuses on bullying of risk groups (gender, migration background, …), the influence of social relations on bullying and its context on school-well-being. 353 secondary school students (Austria) participated. Results indicated that boys were more likely to be bullies as well as victims. Regression analyses indicate that being female and positive teacher-student-relationships are significant predictors of being a bully less often and a positive peer-relationship is a predictor of being a victim less often. A negative correlation was found for both being a bully and being a victim and school-well-being. The findings highlight that social relations rather than being member of a minority group are important factors causing bullying and victimisation. Results will be discussed, taking into account methodological-analytical conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100964
Number of pages11
JournalStudies in Educational Evaluation
Volume68
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Austrian Fields of Science 2012

  • 503034 Inclusive education

Keywords

  • ADOLESCENTS
  • AGE-TRENDS
  • Bullying
  • DISABILITIES
  • GENDER-DIFFERENCES
  • INVOLVEMENT
  • Migration background
  • PEER VICTIMIZATION
  • PERCEPTIONS
  • PERPETRATION
  • PREVALENCE
  • STUDENTS
  • Social relations
  • Socio-economic status
  • Special educational needs
  • Victimisation

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