Conversations with Middle School Students About Bullying and Victimization

  title={Conversations with Middle School Students About Bullying and Victimization},
  author={Dorothy L. Espelage and Christine S. Asidao},
  journal={Journal of Emotional Abuse},
  pages={49 - 62}
SUMMARY An interview study was conducted with 89 middle school students (6th-8th grades) from three schools in mid-sized Midwestern towns. Students were asked to define bullying and were asked to describe their experiences with bullying. We elicited their opinions on why children harass each other, who are bullies and victims, how adults intervene and their thoughts on what should be done about the problem. The major themes elicited from the interviews support and expand previous research on… 

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  • Education, Political Science
    Promotion & education
  • 1994
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