Bullying : a comparison of aggression levels of bullies and victims
Bullying can be defined as repeatedly harming others verbally, emotionally, or physically. There has been past research on the relationship between bullying and aggression; this prior research has concluded that bullies have high levels of aggression and are more likely to be aggressive adults. It has also been reported that victims have lower aggression levels than bullies in young adulthood (Olweus, 1993). It is because of events such as the Columbine high school shooting that this study is being conducted. The purpose of this research is to reevaluate aggression levels in both bullies and their victims. It seems that the attitudes of today's bullies and their victims have changed, specifically the victim's aggression patterns. This study will reevaluate bully and victim aggression levels and compare them to past data as well as show the comparison of the results between the groups within the study. The results of this research may redirect the attention of bullying intervention and prevention to a new group of individuals, the victims.
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College of Arts and Sciences
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Noronha, Delilah O., "Bullying : a comparison of aggression levels of bullies and victims" (2001). HIM 1990-2015. 250.