A cross-national perspective on school bullying in Northern Ireland: a supplement to Smith, et al. (1999)

Conor McGuckin, Christopher Alan Lewis

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    Abstract

    There is great value in exploring the prevalence of school bullying from a cross-national perspective. Smith, Morita, Junger-Tas, Olweus, Catalano, and Slee in 1999 presented a cross-national perspective on the nature, prevalence, and correlates of school bullying that encompassed a wide range of countries. However, Northern Ireland was not included, despite potentially being an important country to include, given its volatile social, ethnic, and religious history--leading to the concern that the population has become somewhat habituated to low level aggression. Thus, the present paper provides a review of the current literature on school bullying in the Northern Ireland school system. Evidence presented suggests that the incidence of school bullying in Northern Ireland may be higher than that in the rest of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)279-287
    Number of pages9
    JournalBritish journal of psychology (London, England : 1953)
    Volume93
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003

    Keywords

    • Aggression/psychology
    • Child
    • Culture
    • Female
    • Humans
    • Interpersonal Relations
    • Male
    • Northern Ireland/epidemiology
    • Students/psychology

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