Bullying in Greek primary and secondary schools
Sapouna, Maria. (2008) Bullying in Greek primary and secondary schools. School Psychology International, Vol.29 (No.2). pp. 199-213. ISSN 0143-0343Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0143034308090060
The problem of school bullying among Greek primary and secondary school children was investigated by using a translated version of the Olweus Questionnaire with a total of 1,758 students, mainly aged 10-14, from 20 schools in the greater Thessaloniki area. Overall, 8.2 percent of all students were victims, 5.8 percent were bullies and 1.1 percent were bully/victims. In line with earlier findings, more boys were identified as bullies, whereas no sex differences emerged for rates of victimization. Separate results for primary school pupils revealed that boys and girls were equally self-identified as bullies. Younger students were more at risk of being bullied. The most common type of bullying was 'general name-calling'. Significant sex differences in types of victimization emerged only for physical bullying, which was more common in boys, and for spreading malicious rumours, which was more common in girls. Survey results were similar to those of other countries with regard to class and gender of the bully and location of bullying. Surprisingly, almost 25 percent of victims reported being victimized in the gym class.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Psychology|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Bullying in schools -- Greece, Bullying in schools -- Sex differences|
|Journal or Publication Title:||School Psychology International|
|Publisher:||Sage Publications Ltd.|
|Number of Pages:||15|
|Page Range:||pp. 199-213|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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