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Appraisal and coping strategy use in victims of school bullying

Boyle, James and Hunter, Simon (2004) Appraisal and coping strategy use in victims of school bullying. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 74 (1). pp. 83-107. ISSN 0007-0998

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Abstract

The aims of the paper are to examine the factor structure of a coping measure that is directly comparable with the adult literature; to examine the content of pupils' threat and challenge appraisals concerning bullying; and to examine the relationships between appraisals and coping strategy use within the victims of school bullying. Halstead et al.'s Revised Ways of Coping Checklist can be used to measure coping amongst child and adolescent victims of bullying. Furthermore, including appraisal variables improves our understanding of individual differences between victims' coping strategy choices.