Be a buddy, not a bully? Four studies on emotional and social processes related to bullying, defending, and victimization

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Abstract

Why is it that bullies bully? And what makes bystanders intervene? This dissertation sheds light on the emotional and social processes related to bullying, defending, and victimization in primary schools. The victims' psychosocial well-being and the effectiveness of the Support Group Approach in altering the victim’s situation are investigated using innovative measures and research designs. Moreover, this dissertation gives insight into the mechanisms underlying bullying and defending behavior, while specifically focusing on the role of perceived popularity in the classroom.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • University of Groningen
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Veenstra, René, Supervisor
  • Salmivalli, C., Supervisor, External person
  • Steglich, Christian, Co-supervisor
  • Lindenberg, Siegwart, Assessment committee
  • Cillessen, Antonius H. N., Assessment committee, External person
  • Volk, A.A., Assessment committee, External person
Award date14-Apr-2016
Place of Publication[Groningen]
Publisher
Print ISBNs978-90-367-8606-5
Electronic ISBNs978-90-367-8605-8
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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