publication . Other literature type . Article . 2014

Bullying Roles and Social Competence in Pre-Schoolers

Gabrielle Coppola; Simona C. S. Caravita;
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  • Published: 28 May 2014
  • Publisher: Wiley
Abstract
The different roles of bullying participation (bully, follower, victim, defender of the victim, and outsider) have not been investigated in preschool children. The aims of this study were to use a peer-report measure to assess these roles and to investigate their associations with social competence among pre-schoolers. We also explored whether status among peers, indicated by being socially preferred, mediates the relationship between social competence and bullying roles. Three hundred twenty 3- to 6-year-old children participated in the study. Bullying roles and social preference were assessed by means of peer reports, whereas social competence was investigated...
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Medical Subject Headings: education
free text keywords: Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), General Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology
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