Differences in perceived popularity and social preference between bullying roles and class norms

Autoři: Eva M. Romera aff001;  Ana Bravo aff001;  Rosario Ortega-Ruiz aff001;  René Veenstra aff002
Působiště autorů: Psychology Department, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain aff001;  Sociology Department, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands aff002
Vyšlo v časopise: PLoS ONE 14(10)
Kategorie: Research Article
doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0223499


The aim of this study was to examine differences in perceived popularity and social preference of bullying roles and class norms. In total, 1,339 students (48% girls) participated: 674 primary school (M = 10.41 years, SD = 0.49) and 685 secondary school students (M = 12.67 years, SD = 0.80). Peer nominations and perceptions of class norms were collected. The results showed the highest perceived popularity among aggressors and defenders, except in anti-bullying primary school classes, where aggressors had low levels of popularity. In pro-bullying secondary school classes school, female victims had the lowest popularity levels. These findings suggest that class norms and personal variables as gender and school levels are important to understand bullying roles. Practical implications are discussed to guide teachers and practitioners according to the importance to adapt antibullying programs to the characteristics of the group in each school level and gender.

Klíčová slova:

Behavior – Collective animal behavior – Collective human behavior – Schools – Social research – Social status – Teachers – Sociometry


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