What can be done about school bullying? linking research to educational practice

Susan M. Swearer, Dorothy L. Espelage, Tracy Vaillancourt, Shelley Hymel

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Abstract

In this article, the authors review research on individual, peer, and school contributions that may be critical factors for enhancing efforts to address bullying among students. Methodological challenges are delineated, with an emphasis on how bullying is defined and assessed and the subsequent implications for bullying prevention and intervention program evaluation. The impact of school-based anti-bullying programs and the challenges currently facing educators and researchers in this area are discussed. The article concludes with a proposal for a broader, ecologically based model of school bullying based on the emerging literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-47
Number of pages10
JournalEducational Researcher
Volume39
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2010

Keywords

  • At-risk students
  • School psychology
  • Student behavior/attitudes
  • Violence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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