“You're So Gay!”: Do Different Forms of Bullying Matter for Adolescent Males?

  title={“You're So Gay!”: Do Different Forms of Bullying Matter for Adolescent Males?},
  author={Susan M. Swearer and Rhonda K. Turner and Jami E. Givens and William S. Pollack},
  journal={School Psychology Review},
  pages={160 - 173}
Abstract. This study examined effects of adolescent males' perceptions of being bullied because of verbal taunts related to gender nonconformity (i.e., “They say I'm gay”). Participants included 251 ninth- (n = 77), tenth- (n = 96), and eleventh- (n = 78) grade students in a private, all-male college preparatory school. Participants were divided into two groups based on whether they were bullied by being called gay. Out of the 251 participants, 121 (48%) reported having been bullied and 127 (50… Expand
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