School based bullying in Ireland - a cause for concern? A review of research from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

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McGuckin, Conor
Hyland, Pauline
Lewis, Christopher Alan
Issue Date
2013
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Nova Publishers
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Abstract
Both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland have, over the last 20 years, changed dramatically in response to a range of economic, political and social factors. One area of continuing social concern within both countries is that of bully/victim problems among school pupils. The present aim was to provide a review of research on the prevalence and social-psychological correlates of bully/victim problems among school children within both countries. Data are presented from a total of 15 studies located in Northern Ireland and 13 studies located in the Republic of Ireland. The findings suggest that, across a range of samples, measures, and sub-types of bullying behaviours, bully/victim problems among school children continues to remain a problem in schools across Ireland. The social-psychological consequences are considerable. Keywords: Anti-Bullying, Bully, Bullying, Cyberbullying, Disablist, Disability, Health, Ireland, Post-Primary School, Primary School, Secondary School, Well-being, Victim, Victimization.
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