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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Bulling as a group phenomenon: results of “bulling” studies in Finland and Scandinavian countries over the past 20 years (1994-2014) 4572

Ermolova T.V., PhD in Psychology, head of the chair of foreign and Russian philology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, yermolova@mail.ru
Savitskaya N.V., PhD in Education, associate professor of the department of foreign and russian philology, Moscow State University of psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, n.sawa@yandex.ru
Abstract
The latest psycho-pedagogical define bullying as a “group process”, and recommend interventions against bullying to be targeted at the peer-group level rather than at individual bullies and victims. Yet, it hasn’t been clarified so far what in the group level should be changed and how. This paper reviews the literature by Finnish, Danish and Sweden scholar on the group involvement in bullying, including insight into the individuals' motives for participation in bullying and the adjustment of victims across different peer contexts. Interventions targeting the peer group are briefly discussed and future directions for research on peer processes in bullying are suggested.

Keywords: bullying, victimization, participant roles, peer group, classroom context

Column: Educational psychology

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