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Concepts of bullying: developmental and cultural aspects

Concepts of bullying: developmental and cultural aspects

Smith, Peter K. and Monks, Claire P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2638-181X (2013) Concepts of bullying: developmental and cultural aspects. In: Srabstein, Jorge C. and Merrick, Joav, (eds.) Bullying: A Public Health Concern. Health and Human Development Series . Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY, USA. ISBN 9781626185647

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This chapter considers the origins of the term ‘bullying’ and historical changes in the definition of bullying, leading to contemporary research definitions in terms of agreed criteria. It next considers how we can assess the actual working definitions or criteria used by pupils, teachers, parents or others concerned with bullying; in different countries. Developmental changes in the understanding of bullying are reviewed, and contrasted with developmental changes in bullying behaviours. In the final section, cultural similarities and differences are reviewed. Again two aspects are considered: the words used for bullying-related phenomena in different countries, their meanings and the behavioural manifestations of bullying.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: [1] Chapter 1, in Section 1: Nature, Ecology and Epidemiology of Bullying. [2] ISBN: 9781626185647 (hardback), ISBN: 9781626185883 (ebook).
Uncontrolled Keywords: bullying, victimisation, children
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care
School of Health & Social Care > Applied Psychology Research Group
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