Cross-national time trends in bullying behaviour 1994–2006: findings from Europe and North America

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/79353
Title:
Cross-national time trends in bullying behaviour 1994–2006: findings from Europe and North America
Authors:
Molcho, Michal; Craig, Wendy; Due, Pernille; Pickett, William; Harel-Fisch, Yossi; Overpeck, Mary; HBSC Bullying Writing Group
Affiliation:
School of Health Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Ireland
Publisher:
Birkhäuser Verlag, Basel
Journal:
International Journal of Public Health
Issue Date:
2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/79353
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
Objectives: To identify trends over 12 years in the prevalence of bullying and associated victimization among adolescents in North American and European countries. Methods: Cross-sectional self-report surveys were obtained from nationally representative samples of 11–15 year old school children in 21 countries in 1993/94 and in 27 countries in each of 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2005/06. Measures included involvement in bullying as either a perpetrator and/or victim. Results: Consistent decreases in the prevalence of bullying were reported between 1993/94 to 2005/06 in most countries. Geographic patterns show consistent decreases in bullying in Western European countries and in most Eastern European countries. An increase or no change in prevalence was evident in almost all English speaking countries participating in the study (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Canada, but not in the USA). Conclusion: Study findings demonstrated a significant decrease in involvement in bullying behaviour in most participating countries. This is encouraging news for policy-makers and practitioners working in the field of bullying prevention.
Keywords:
CROSS-NATIONAL; BULLYING; TRENDS; HBSC

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMolcho, Michal-
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Wendy-
dc.contributor.authorDue, Pernille-
dc.contributor.authorPickett, William-
dc.contributor.authorHarel-Fisch, Yossi-
dc.contributor.authorOverpeck, Mary-
dc.contributor.authorHBSC Bullying Writing Group-
dc.date.accessioned2009-09-01T09:22:36Z-
dc.date.available2009-09-01T09:22:36Z-
dc.date.issued2009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/79353-
dc.descriptionObjectives: To identify trends over 12 years in the prevalence of bullying and associated victimization among adolescents in North American and European countries. Methods: Cross-sectional self-report surveys were obtained from nationally representative samples of 11–15 year old school children in 21 countries in 1993/94 and in 27 countries in each of 1997/98, 2001/02 and 2005/06. Measures included involvement in bullying as either a perpetrator and/or victim. Results: Consistent decreases in the prevalence of bullying were reported between 1993/94 to 2005/06 in most countries. Geographic patterns show consistent decreases in bullying in Western European countries and in most Eastern European countries. An increase or no change in prevalence was evident in almost all English speaking countries participating in the study (England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Canada, but not in the USA). Conclusion: Study findings demonstrated a significant decrease in involvement in bullying behaviour in most participating countries. This is encouraging news for policy-makers and practitioners working in the field of bullying prevention.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBirkhäuser Verlag, Baselen
dc.subjectCROSS-NATIONALen
dc.subjectBULLYINGen
dc.subjectTRENDSen
dc.subjectHBSCen
dc.titleCross-national time trends in bullying behaviour 1994–2006: findings from Europe and North Americaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentSchool of Health Sciences, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway, Irelanden
dc.identifier.journalInternational Journal of Public Healthen
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