Bullying and Hazing Among Norwegian Army Soldiers: Two Studies of Prevalence, Context, and Cognition

  title={Bullying and Hazing Among Norwegian Army Soldiers: Two Studies of Prevalence, Context, and Cognition},
  author={Kristina {\O}stvik and Floyd Webster Rudmin},
  journal={Military Psychology},
  pages={17 - 39}
Two questionnaire studies examined the social and cognitive contexts of bullying among conscripts in the Norwegian Army. Replicated prevalence was 12%. Study 1 (N = 696 soldiers) found that (a) bullying requires familiarity, (b) victims' and witnesses' explanations accord with the Fundamental Error of Attribution, (c) bullying is confounded with hazing, (d) high-risk groups include 18-year-olds and socially isolated soldiers, and (e) cohort assignment increases bullying. Study 2 (N = 88… 

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