Bully or Victim? More Similar Than We Might Think
Jul 15, 2010, 10:34 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christie Nicholson)
"We might think that bullies are quite different from the
victims of bullying. But those who become either a bully or a
victim actually share similar outlooks and have similar
difficulties dealing with their environments. There is, however,
one significant risk factor for bullying.
"Researchers reviewed and analyzed 153 studies and found that
both victims and bullies have poor problem-solving skills within
social situations. They also found that boys bully more than girls
but here's a significant point: Those who do poorly in school are
at a higher risk of becoming a bully. The research was published
this week in the journal School Psychology Quarterly.