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Origins of bullying-like behaviours in South Korea

Origins of bullying-like behaviours in South Korea

Lee, Seung ha, Smith, Peter K. and Monks, Claire P. ORCID: 0000-0003-2638-181X (2011) Origins of bullying-like behaviours in South Korea. In: British Psychological Society Developmental Section Annual Conference 2011, 7-9 Sep 2011, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. (Unpublished)

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Bullying–like behaviours among young children are differently characterized from those of older children. They tend to be less stable over time and reported more overt forms of aggression than covert forms. Also, depending on informants, the behaviour could be judged differently. The aims of the study were to investigate bullying-like behaviours in young children from multiple perspectives and relationships between likeability and bullying roles. 95 children in 3 preschools, South Korea were examined for bullying roles (bully, victim, defender) using a cartoon task. Multiple informants (peer, self, teacher) were used to nominate bullying roles. The relationship between likeability (peer acceptance/rejection) and bullying roles was examined. The bullying roles and likeability were measured twice, two months between. Results showed that children nominated their peers more as aggressors than victims or defenders and nominated themselves more as victims or defenders than
aggressors. Children who are aggressive and tell aggressive episodes to adults tend to be less accepted than children who were not by their peers. Children were sensitive about their own relational victimization but not others’ relational victimization. This provides an important implication for relational victimization from early ages given that bullying behaviour in South Korea focuses on excluding one person.

Item Type: Conference or Conference Paper (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: bullying, preschool, South Korea
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Health & Social Care > Department of Psychology & Counselling
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