Bullying And Victimization Of Bullying

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In this article, the authors based their research on bullying and victimization of adolescents within the African-American population. African-Americans experience higher school dropout rates than their Caucasian counterparts. The African-American population are more than likely to engage in risky behavior than any other ethnic group. Researchers also found that African-American adolescents have a higher chance of growing up in single-parent households and in low-income regions. As a result, African-American adolescents who grow up in single-parent households and in low income regions are most likely to be the aggressor instead of the victim in regards to bullying.
According to various research, African-American adolescents partake in
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The authors hypothesized that students may report bullying depending on the type of bullying in which they are experiencing. For example, if a student encounter physical abuse such as pushing, kicking, or hitting, students are most likely to receive help from an authority figure. In contrast, some students refuse to report bullying for various reasons. As a result, some students refuse to report to law enforcers because they believe that officers can be ineffective. Another reason in which students refuse to report bullying is that they believe that school authorities do little to intervene when bullying occurs. The final reason in which students refuse to report bullying is that they may fear that their aggressor may retaliate if they report to law enforcers, teachers, or principals. The results indicated that students who were victimized continuously were most likely to report being bullied. Students who encounter bullying once or twice did not report bullying. In contrast, researchers found that the type of bullying did not affect reporting. The authors in this text should conduct more research on this topic. The limitation of this study was based on the anonymous student self-report. Therefore, the results may not have been accurate. The authors also lacked others samples of other racial or ethic groups.
Perkins, H.W., Perkins, J. M., & Craig, D.W. (2014). No safe haven: Locations of harassment and bulling victimization in middle schools. Journal of School Health, 84,

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