Belief in a just world and well-being of bullies, victims and defenders: a study with Portuguese and Indian students

@article{Correia2009BeliefIA,
  title={Belief in a just world and well-being of bullies, victims and defenders: a study with Portuguese and Indian students},
  author={Isabel Correia and Shanmukh Vasant Kamble and Claudia Dalbert},
  journal={Anxiety, Stress, \& Coping},
  year={2009},
  volume={22},
  pages={497 - 508}
}
Abstract Previous findings characterize the belief in a just world (BJW) as a valuable resource for maintaining positive well-being and assimilating injustice. The present cross-sectional study applies just world research to school bullying and tested the hypotheses that the personal BJW is positively correlated with subjective well-being, here particularly school distress. In this paper the generalizability of this association is tested in victims, bullies, and defenders, and across gender and… 
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