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dc.contributor.authorSekol, Ivana
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, David P
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-28T10:17:34Z
dc.date.available2020-04-28T10:17:34Z
dc.date.issued2015-04-24
dc.identifier.citationSekol, I. and Farrington, D.P., (2016). 'Psychological and background correlates of bullying in adolescent residential care'. Journal of social work, 16(4), pp. 429-452.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1468-0173
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1468017315581530
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624742
dc.description.abstractThis research examined psychological and background correlates of bullying in adolescent residential care. Young people aged 11–21 (N = 601) from 22 residential institutions in Croatia completed an anonymous self-reported bullying questionnaire, the Basic Empathy Scale, the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale and the Big Five Personality Inventory. The results demonstrated that both male and female bullies tend to be disagreeable, careless, neurotic, likely to hold attitudes approving of bullying, and likely to bully others in school. Male bullies also tend to be extraverted, lacking in affective empathy, tend to have a history of bullying during their earlier placements, and tend to have been institutionalised for problematic behaviour. It is concluded that bullying is more persistent for males and that psychological and personality factors play a greater role in male bullying than in female bullying. However, both male and female bullies had commonly been school bullies. Bullying in care might be mitigated by: a) avoiding accommodating residents who are prone to victimisation together with older, more experienced residents who manifest antisocial behaviour; b) programmes aimed at changing attitudes approving of bullying; c) techniques for controlling the impulsivity of bullies; and d) empathy enhancement programmes. However, longitudinal research on bullying is needed.en_US
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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1468017315581530en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://journals.sagepub.com/page/policies/text-and-data-mining-license
dc.subjectSocial work, bullying, child protection, groups, out-of-home care, prevention, psychological correlatesen_US
dc.titlePsychological and background correlates of bullying in adolescent residential careen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1741-296X
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Osijeken_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cambridgeen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Social Worken_US
dc.identifier.pii10.1177/1468017315581530
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Social Work
dc.source.volume16
dc.source.issue4
dc.source.beginpage429
dc.source.endpage452
dcterms.dateAccepted2015
dc.author.detail787025en_US


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