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Sex differences in adolescent bullying behaviours

Feijóo, Sandra, O'Higgins Norman, James orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-0997-6942, Foody, Mairead orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-0026-0294, Pichel, Rafael orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-1714-5383, Braña, Teresa orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-8832-3124, Varela, Jesus orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-7300-9562 and Rial, Antonio orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-2623-1395 (2021) Sex differences in adolescent bullying behaviours. Psychosocial Intervention, 30 (2). pp. 95-100. ISSN 1132-0559

In recent decades there has been a progressive increase in concern and research into the problems of peer aggression, both in the educational setting and more recently, online. The present study sought to explore sex differences in traditional bullying and cyberbullying, since current literature has not reached a consensus in how bullying involvement could be moderated by sex. The sample consisted of 3,174 adolescents aged 12-17 years old who completed a paper survey which included the European Bullying Intervention Project Questionnaire and the European Cyberbullying Intervention Project Questionnaire. The main results found no differences in cyberbullying rates for boys and girls. In the case of bullying, there were more bully-victims among the boys, but no differences were found in the pure victims or pure perpetrators. When analysing the specific bullying behaviours suffered or perpetrated, several differences were found. However, said differences were discrete and it seems that there are not distinctly differentiated bullying patterns, which discourages the use of clearly differentiated preventive strategies for boys and girls.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Bullying; Adolescence; Sex differences
Subjects:Social Sciences > Social psychology
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Institutes and Centres > Anti-Bullying Research Centre (ABC)
Publisher:Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid
Official URL:https://www.redalyc.org/journal/1798/179866477004/...
Copyright Information:© 2021 Colegio Oficial de la Psicología de Madrid.
ID Code:29555
Deposited On:06 Feb 2024 14:06 by Dylan Pidgeon . Last Modified 06 Feb 2024 14:06

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