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The influence of emotional reaction on help seeking by victims of school bullying

Hunter, Simon C. (2006) The influence of emotional reaction on help seeking by victims of school bullying. Educational Psychology, 26 (6). pp. 813-826. ISSN 0144-3410

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    Abstract

    Research has started to focus on how victims of school bullying cope, but there is still very little understanding if why pupils cope in one way and not another. This paper aimed to examine the effects of gender, school-stage, frequency of victimization and different emotions (anger, vengeance, self-pity, indifference, and helplessness) upon the choice of social support that children report using. Questionnaires were completed by 6282 Maltese schoolchildren aged between 9 and 14 years old. Analyses revealed that specific patterns of emotion and victimization predict whether pupils report using certain sources of social support. Results are discussed in relation to their relevance for possible intervention, future research needs and implications for the theoretical framework used.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 18727
    Keywords: bullying, emotion, coping, social support, Psychology
    Subjects: Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Psychology
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      Depositing user: Miss Lisa McWhinnie
      Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2010 11:34
      Last modified: 15 Mar 2012 02:06
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18727

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