Peer Harassment in School: The Plight of the Vulnerable and Victimized

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Jaana Juvonen, Sandra Graham
Guilford Press, Mar 9, 2001 - Psychology - 440 pages
Many youngsters are targets of verbal and physical abuse or social ostracism at some point during their school careers, and a minority are repeatedly victimized by their peers. Which students become the targets of aggressive behavior, and why? What are the psychological and health consequences of victimization? Of crucial importance, what can school professionals do to help? This volume brings together leading investigators to present the latest psychological research on chronically victimized children and adolescents. Chapters review conceptual and methodological issues, identify developmental differences in types of harassment, and explore various reaction patterns associated with victimization. Findings are presented on the correlates and consequences of harassment, from peer rejection to compromised mental and physical health, as well as its role in peer group dynamics. Highlighting the practical implications of current research, the volume discusses a number of school-based prevention and intervention approaches.

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Contents

A Critical Analysis and Some
3
CONCEPTUAL AND METHODOLOGICAL
21
An Attributional Approach to Peer Victimization
49
SelfViews versus Peer Perceptions of Victim Status
105
SUBTYPES AND AGERELATED CHANGES
145
Early Diagnosis and Prevention of Victimization
175
Relational Victimization in Childhood
196
Developmental Context of Peer Harassment in
242
CORRELATES AND CONSEQUENCES
263
Health Consequences of Bullying and Its Prevention
310
BEYOND THE BULLYVICTIM DYAD
353
Empirical Findings
398
Author Index
421
Subject Index
433
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Jaana Juvonen PhD , Department of Psychology , University of California , Los Angeles
Sandra Graham PhD , Department of Education , University of California , Los Angeles .

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