Bullying: Perceptions of Adolescent Victims in the Midwestern USA

John H. Hoover, Ronald Oliver, Richard J. Hazler

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Retrospective data were collected from adolescent students in order to clarify perceptions of victimization by bullies in small-town midwestern schools. Seventy-two percent of females and 81 percent of male respondents felt that they had experienced bullying at some point in their student careers (76.8 percent overall). Fewer students were considered chronic victims as self-reported severity of bullying increased. Though there are some difficulties in making a direct comparison, preliminary results indicate that victimization by bullies is more prevalent in the USA than in European countries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-16
Number of pages12
JournalSchool Psychology International
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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