Research on School Bullying and Victimization: What Have We Learned and Where Do We Go from Here?

Espelage, Dorothy L.; Swearer, Susan M.
September 2003
School Psychology Review;2003, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p365
Academic Journal
This special issue on bullying and victimization in School Psychology Review highlights current research efforts in American schools on bullying and peer victimization, and how this research can inform prevention and intervention planning. This introductory article provides a brief overview of several major insights gained over the last decade from research on bullying in school-aged youth and sets the stage for the special issue. Research on psychosocial correlates in bullying behaviors is reviewed and four insights that provide directions for future research are derived. The contributing authors in the special issue augment these insights by examining the influence of the peer ecology on bullying (Rodkin & Hodges, 2003), using longitudinal and multivariate methodologies in bullying research (Long & Pellegrini, 2003), assessing the climates within the school where bullying typically occurs (Leff, Power, Costigan, & Manz, 2003), exploring implementation issues of school-wide bullying prevention programming (Orpinas, Horne, & Staniszewski, 2003), reviewing laws and policies to address bullying (Limber & Small, 2003), and challenging researchers to reach a consensus on bullying research (Furlong, Morrison, & Greif, 2003).


Related Articles

  • Bullies and Victims in the Peer Ecology: Four Questions for Psychological and School Professionals. Rodkin, Philip C.; Hodges, Ernest V. E. // School Psychology Review;2003, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p384 

    The purpose of this article is to synthesize recent work on aggression and victimization in educational settings from an ecological perspective. Four questions directed towards school psychologists and bullying researchers guide this review: (a) How do bullies fit into their peer ecologies? (b)...

  • Reaching an American Consensus: Reactions to the Special Issue on School Bullying. Furlong, Michael J.; Morrison, Gale M.; Greif, Jennifer L. // School Psychology Review;2003, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p456 

    Highlights of this special issue on bullying are presented. The compendium of research reviewed and data presented set the stage for future research to attend to issues of definition, measurement, longitudinal methodology, prevention/intervention, policy, and recognition of important contexts...

  • Schoolwide Prevention of Bullying.  // Washington Counseletter;Apr2008, Vol. 24 Issue 7, p3 

    The article presents information on the prevention of bullying in the school environment. Statistics of incidences and effects of bullying in schools in the United States are also disclosed. The article also provides some guidelines on how to address the issue including the assessment of the...

  • Reduce Problem Behaviors Improve Academics.  // Education Week;3/2/2005, Vol. 24 Issue 25, p36 

    The article reports that for over two decades, Positive Action, a K-12 evidence-based program, has been improving behavior, character, school climate, and academics with one program. This user-friendly, motivational program is affordable and it works. Students learn positive actions to achieve...

  • Addressing Bullying in the Academic Workplace. Kelly, Rob // Academic Leader;Dec2013, Vol. 29 Issue 12, p5 

    The article focuses on an issue concerning bullying in the academic workplace. In a review of the literature on the said issue, authors Loraleigh Keashly and Joel H. Neuman said that the rates of bullying can be anywhere from 18 to 60 percent. It is noted that the psychological stress from...

  • Commentary: Implementation, Sustainability, and Scaling Up in School Contexts: Can School Psychology Make the Shift? Pianta, Robert C. // School Psychology Review;2003, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p331 

    Comments on the article "Implementation, Sustainability and Scaling Up of Social-Emotional and Academic Innovations in Public Schools," by M. J. Elias, J. E. Zins, P. A. Graczyk and R. P. Weissberg. Key issues in the movement toward an approach to creating school and classroom environments that...

  • State Laws and Policies to Address Bullying in Schools. Limber, Susan P.; Small, Mark A. // School Psychology Review;2003, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p445 

    This article focuses on the recent flurry of legislation in states to address bullying among school children. The primary purpose is to describe, compare, and contrast current state laws about bullying. Specifically, a description is provided of legislators' definitions of bullying and...

  • Life After the Grand Slam. Reid, Ken // Education Journal;Mar2006, Issue 93, p17 

    The article examines the status of education in Wales. Like many other parts of Great Britain, Wales is facing a decline in its population. Apparently, there are some 43,300 surplus school places in just 13 of the 22 Welsh Local Education Authorities. Meanwhile, surveys conducted among pupils in...

  • Studying Change in Dominance and Bullying with Linear Mixed Models. Long, Jeffrey D.; Pellegrini, Anthony D. // School Psychology Review;2003, Vol. 32 Issue 3, p401 

    It is argued that studies of early adolescent peer victimization and bullying should be longitudinal because of the dynamism of this developmental period. Traditional methods for analyzing longitudinal data are inadequate because of the strict data requirements and inflexibility of models. A...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics