Victims and Victimization: Risk Factors, Intervention Strategies and Socioemotional Outcomes


Tiffany F. Colby (Editor)

Series: Bullying and Victimization
BISAC: FAM049000

Bullying involves an act of physical or psychological persecution carried out by one student (or group of students) against another student, who is chosen as a victim of repeated attacks. This book focuses on risk factors of victimization, intervention strategies, and socioemotional outcomes for victims. Victimization is a phenomenon that appears in different settings, and includes several dimensions that also differ with the type of victim and their specificities. Certain populations have some heightened vulnerability, which exposes them more to the experience of victimization situations. The first chapter of this book studies predictors and outcomes for victims of school bullying.

The second chapter focuses on analyzing the problem of bullying, an issue that is currently of great concern to parents, teachers, students, the educational community, and also social scientists, governments, and administrations. The third chapter examines polyvictimization, defined as children’s experience of multiple forms of victimization. Chapter four presents an overview as to the function of friendship in childhood before discussing evidence that suggests for some children, friendship can serve to protect against the experience of victimisation, and alleviate symptoms associated with peer-victimisation. Chapter five assesses how childhood trauma, interpersonal violence, intimate partner violence (IPV), and violent peer networks are related to the HIV risk behaviors of homeless youth.

Chapters six and seven introduce and provide overviews of cyber victimization, and recommendations for parents, teachers, and educators in general, and offers concrete actions for preventing and reducing the growing problem of CB in children and adolescents in the digital age. Chapter eight briefly presents an integrative theoretical model, and presents a way to assess the drug addict under the victimization perspective. Chapter nine examines gender differences in bystander response to risk for party rape. Finally, chapter ten examines the moral question that inaction against victimisation in the corporate realm raises.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Victims of School Bullying: Predictors and Outcomes
(Militsa Nikiforou and Panayiotis Stavrinides, School of Sciences, UCLan Cyprus, Department of Psychology, University of Cyprus, Cyprus)

Chapter 2
Bullying and Victimization in Adolescence: Characteristics and Risk Factors
(Estefanía Estévez, Cándido J. Inglés, María C. Martínez-Monteagudo, and María S. Torregrosa, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche, Alicante, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3
Polyvictimization: Risk Factors, Socioemotional Outcomes, and Intervention Strategies
(Michelle F. Wright, Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic)

Chapter 4
Protecting Against School-Based Victimisation: The Role of Children’s Friendship
(S. E. Gardner and L. R. Betts, Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, UK)

Chapter 5
Recent Violence, Violent Peers, and HIV Risk Behavior of Homeless Youth
(Robin Petering, Anamika Barman-Adhikari, Jaih Craddock and Eric Rice, University of Southern California School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA, USA, and others)

Chapter 6
Cyber Victimization: A New Kind of Victimization
(Michelle F. Wright, Masaryk University, Brno, the Czech Republic)

Chapter 7
Cyberbullying among Adolescents: A Problem in the Digital Age
(Sofía Buelga, Estefanía Estévez, Jessica Ortega and Faraj Abu-Elbar, University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain, and others)

Chapter 8
The Drug Addict as a Victim: A Link to Explore
(Laura M. Nunes, Ana Sani, Fernando Pessoa University, Oporto, Portugal)

Chapter 9
Gender Differences in Bystander Response to Risk for Party Rape
(Leyna Johnson Nguyen, and Jennifer Katz, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY, USA)

Chapter 10
Going Along to Get Along: Victimization Inc.
(John Solas, University of Southern Queensland, Australia)


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