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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
FRANCISCO, Marcos Vinicius and LIBORIO, Renata Maria Coimbra. A study on bullying victimization among peers in elementary and junior high school. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.2, pp.200-207. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722009000200005.
This research, of quali-quantitative nature, had the aim of characterizing the phenomenon of bullying in two state public schools of Presidente Prudente-SP through the use of questionnaires applied to two hundred eighty-three students of 5th and 8th grades. It was taken into consideration frequency, gender, most common places and ages of bullying prevalence, students' place of living, effects on the behavior and the feelings of the victim, as well as the opinion of the participants about facing the problem. The questionnaire used was based on studies of Elliot (1992) and Olweus (1991). The results were likely to characterize the dimensions of bullying in the studied reality, what allowed us to confirm its presence in the school environment, requesting more attention from the education professionals concerning the phenomenon.
Keywords : Bullying; violence; students.