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Telling an adult at school about bullying: Subsequent victimization and internalizing problems

Published on Sep 1, 2019in Journal of Child and Family Studies1.556
· DOI :10.1007/s10826-019-01507-4
Therese Shaw19
Estimated H-index: 19
(UWA: University of Western Australia),
Marilyn A. Campbell19
Estimated H-index: 19
(QUT: Queensland University of Technology)
+ 3 AuthorsDonna Cross32
Estimated H-index: 32
(UWA: University of Western Australia)
Abstract
Objectives Bullied students are at increased risk of internalizing problems. Many school bullying-prevention programs encourage targets of bullying to seek help from an adult at school. However, few students report victimization to school staff, and reports do not always result in positive outcomes for the victimized student. This study aimed to understand factors associated with students telling an adult at school about experienced victimization, and victimization and internalizing problems a year after taking this action.
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