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Ethnicity and bullying involvement in a national UK youth sample

Tippett, Neil, Wolke, Dieter and Platt, Lucinda ORCID: 0000-0002-8251-6400 (2013) Ethnicity and bullying involvement in a national UK youth sample. Journal of Adolescence, 36 (4). pp. 639-649. ISSN 0140-1971

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.03.013


This study investigated ethnic differences in bullying involvement (as victim and bully) among a UK wide sample of adolescents, controlling for potential confounders, including age, gender, economic situation, family structure and parent–adolescent relationships. 4668 youths, aged 10 to 15, who participate in the UK Household Longitudinal Study were assessed for bullying involvement. Binary logistic regression models were used to estimate ethnic differences across bullying roles while controlling for potential confounders. Overall, ethnic minority youths were not more likely to be victims; African boys and girls were significantly less likely to be victimised than same sex White youths. Pakistani and Caribbean girls were significantly more likely to have bullied others compared to White girls. Further research is necessary to explore why Pakistani and Caribbean girls may be more often perpetrators of bullying than girls in other ethnic groups.

Item Type: Article
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Additional Information: © 2013 The Foundation for Professionals in Services for Adolescents
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
JEL classification: I - Health, Education, and Welfare > I0 - General > I00 - General
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2014 10:45
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2024 01:03

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