School Bullying: Predictive Factors, Coping Strategies and Effects on Mental Health


Kas Dekker (Editor)
Maarten Dijkstra (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions, Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: EDU055000

Bullying is a multifaceted phenomenon and is connected to a variety of individual, relational, familial, schooling, and cultural variables. In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the predictive factors, coping strategies, and effects on mental health of school bullying. Topics discussed include the parental views of children’s bullying experiences, coping strategies, and their association with parenting practices; personal and environmental predictors of school bullying and its emotional consequences; coping strategies of secondary school students experiencing bullying; bullying/victimization in preschool children; discordances in adolescents’ adoption of perspectives on bullying and their importance for dealing with the problem; school bullying and health problems; the modifying factors, impact on psychosocial well-being and intervention strategies of bullying in childhood and adolescence; why do bullies bully?; the role of father involvement in children’s bullying behavior; and the implementation of a statewide bullying prevention program and its impact on schools and communities. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Parental Views of Children’s Bullying Experience, Coping Strategies and their Association with Parenting Practices
(S. Karga, I. Bibou-Nakou, G. Giaglis, Department of Primary Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)

Personal and Environmental Predictors of School Bullying and its Emotional Consequences
(Dario Bacchini, Gaetana Affuso, Serena Aquilar, Maria Concetta Miranda, Second University of Naples, Caserta, Italy, and others)

Coping Strategies of Secondary School Students Experiencing Bullying: Frequency, Type of Bullying and Psychosocial Difficulties
(I. Bibou-Nakou, A. Markos, Department of Primary Education, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece, and others)

Bullying/Victimization in Preschool Children: Intrapersonal and Contextual Factors
(Maria Vlachou, Kafenia Botsoglou, Eleni Andreou, University of Thessaly, Departments of Special Education and Education, Karditsa, Greece)

Discordances in Adolescents’ Adoption of Perspectives on Bullying and their Importance for Dealing with the Problem
(Isabel Cuadrado-Gordillo, Immaculada Fernández-Antelo, University of Extremadura, Badajoz, Spain)

School Bullying and Health Problems: A Developmental Examination of Predictive and Protective Factors and Coping Strategies
(Jennifer M. Knack, Steven Arnocky, Crystal Lawton, Mariah Wallace, Jessica Sussman, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY, USA, and others)

Bullying in Childhood and Adolescence: Modifying Factors, Impact on Psychosocial Well-Being, and Intervention Strategies
(Shannon Cheek, Griffin Alexander Stout, Elise D. Berlan, Department of Psychiatry, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH, USA and others)

Why do Bullies Bully? Reputation as a Predictor of Bullying
(Stephen Houghton, Annemaree Carroll, Carol Tan, Elijah Nathan, Graduate School of Education, The University of Western Australia, Crawley WA, Australia and others)

The Role of Father Involvement in Children’s Bullying Behavior: An Overview of the Literature
(Theodoros Giovazolias, Olga Themeli, Department of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, University of Crete, Greece)

The Implementation of a Statewide Bullying Prevention Program and its Impact on Schools and Communities
(Betsy Schroeder, Allison Messina, Diana Schroeder, Shiryl Barto, Matthew Masiello, Center for Health Promotion, Windber Research Institute, Windber, Pennsylvania, USA)


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