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Is low empathy related to bullying after controlling for individual and social background variables?

Is low empathy related to bullying after controlling for individual and social background variables?

Jolliffe, Darrick ORCID: 0000-0003-4590-6343 and Farrington, David P. (2011) Is low empathy related to bullying after controlling for individual and social background variables? Journal of Adolescence, 34 (1). pp. 59-71. ISSN 0140-1971 (doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2010.02.001)

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between low empathy and bullying while also controlling for the impact of a number of other individual and social background variables linked with bullying. This included the relationship to the prevalence of bullying, but also to the frequency and type of bullying. Questionnaires were completed by 720 adolescents (344 females, 376 males) aged 13–17 in three secondary schools in England. The results suggested that low affective empathy was independently related to bullying by males, but not females. There was no evidence that low cognitive empathy was independently related to bullying, but high impulsivity was related to all forms of male bullying and to female bullying. The implications of the findings for research and practice are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] Published in Journal of Adolescence, Volume 34, Issue 1, February 2011.
Uncontrolled Keywords: school bullying, empathy, violence, gender
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9998

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