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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18127

Title: The Prevalence of Ethnicity-related Victimization in Urban Multiethnic Schools
Authors: Wong, Andrew Hon Cheung
Advisor: Gillis, Joseph Roy
Department: Adult Education and Counselling Psychology
Keywords: bullying
victimization
education
cross-cultural
ethnic
race
school psychology
urban
youth
adolescent
Issue Date: 14-Dec-2009
Abstract: Bullying remains a serious issue in our schools. The goals of this study were three-fold. Firstly, to obtain an estimate of ethnic-racial bullying victimization in urban schools, secondly, to examine protective factors for bullying victimization, and finally, to explore gender differences in bullying behaviour. A total of 319 students in grades 6 and 7 completed a measure of bullying victimization and safe school environment. The results revealed an overall bullying victimization rate of 53.9% with 17.8% of students reporting being bullied based on their ethnicity or race. Contrary to previous research (McKenney, Pepler, Craig, & Connolly, 2006), girls and boys were equally likely to engage in all types of bullying behaviours. Extracurricular activities were generally not a protective factor against bullying, while a large network of close friends was. Bullying intervention programs need to focus on ethnic/racial bullying, and teachers need to increase their awareness of this problem.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/18127
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