Victims and offenders in a situation of bulling: who are they?



Bulling is one of the most common form of violence in the school environment, adversely affecting the physical and mental health of all its members. The article provides a brief review of foreign studies of this phenomenon, the actual statistics of its prevalence and forms of manifestation. Research focuses on the General characteristics of the bulling participants – aggressors and victims of aggression. The article points to the descriptive character of the studies and contradictory results. It also draws attention to the scarcity of diagnostic tools and a lack of understanding of the psychological component of the problem.

General Information

Keywords: bulling, learning environment, school violence, the victim, the offender, the victim of aggression.

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Ekimova V.I., Zalaldinova A.M. Victims and offenders in a situation of bulling: who are they? [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2015. Vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 5–10. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2015040401. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Valentina I. Ekimova, Doctor of Psychology, professor of the department of scientific bases of extremal psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Alina M. Zalaldinova, Social educator, State budgetary educational institution of Moscow “Theatrical art technical college”, e-mail:



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