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Bullies, victims and bully-victims in South African schools: examining the risk factors

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dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-22 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-11-30T16:15:40Z
dc.date.available 2020-11-30T16:15:40Z
dc.date.issued 2018-11-22 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12910
dc.description.abstract School bullying is a complex social phenomenon that negatively impacts the psychosocial well-being of students, as well as the overall culture and climate of schools. Designing appropriate interventions to combat bullying in South African schools requires nuanced information about this phenomenon. This paper examines the extent and nature of bullying in schools located in different and unequal socio-economic contexts. It then examines the risk factors associated with being a victim of bullying. Self-reported data from a nationally representative sample of 12,514 Grade Nine South African students, who participated in the 2015 Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, was used. Data were subjected to analysis using independent samples t-tests and hierarchical generalised linear modelling. The results revealed different patterns of bullying victimisation and perpetration by the socio-economic status (SES) of the school, with students attending schools with a low SES reporting higher levels of bullying. Factors resulting in higher odds of being a victim were students' gender and psychosocial characteristics. Perpetration as a risk factor for victimisation (bully-victims) was found across bullying types. The results suggest that students play different participant roles as bully and victim, and that the two behaviours reinforce one another. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject BULLY BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject SCHOOLS en
dc.title Bullies, victims and bully-victims in South African schools: examining the risk factors en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume 38(1) en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle South African Journal of Education en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10624 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=20646 en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9619 en
dc.bibliographictitle Juan, A., Zuze, L., Hannan, S., Govender, A. & Reddy, V. (2018) Bullies, victims and bully-victims in South African schools: examining the risk factors . <i>South African Journal of Education</i>. 38(1):Online. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/12910 en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Juan, A. en
dc.contributor.author2 Zuze, L. en
dc.contributor.author3 Hannan, S. en
dc.contributor.author4 Govender, A. en
dc.contributor.author5 Reddy, V. en

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