Self-Esteem in Pure Bullies and Bully/Victims: A Longitudinal Analysis

  title={Self-Esteem in Pure Bullies and Bully/Victims: A Longitudinal Analysis},
  author={Alisha R Pollastri and Esteban V Cardemil and Ellen H. O’Donnell},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  pages={1489 - 1502}
Past research on the self-esteem of bullies has produced equivocal results. Recent studies have suggested that the inconsistent findings may be due, in part, to the failure to account for bully/victims: those children who both bully and are victims of bullying. In this longitudinal study, we examined the distinctions among pure bullies, pure victims, bully/victims, and noninvolved children in a sample of 307 middle school students. Analyses of cross-sectional and longitudinal results supported… 
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