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Bullying in schools: A northern Ireland study

Collins, K, McAleavy, G and Adamson, Gary (2004) Bullying in schools: A northern Ireland study. EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH, 46 (1). pp. 55-71. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1080/0013188042000178827


Northern Ireland, unlike the Republic of Ireland or England, has no province-wide information on bullying in schools. This study provided baseline information on this complex issue across 120 schools in all five Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland, comprising 60 primary and 60 post-primary schools, 1079 primary pupils (Year 6) and 1353 post-primary pupils (Year 9). In primary schools 40% of pupils and 30% of post-primary pupils reported being bullied at school; and 25% of primary and 28% of post-primary pupils admitted to bullying others. The results have brought the nature and extent of the issue to light and provide an evidential basis from which a coordinated strategy to tackle bullying can be developed.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Education
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Education
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
Psychology Research Institute > Health, Education and Well-being
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:1523
Deposited By: Mrs Fiona Harkin
Deposited On:23 Dec 2009 09:10
Last Modified:12 Mar 2012 16:43

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