Influence of the Bullying Victim Position on Aggressive Behavior



In a study involving 150 adolescents aged 15 to 18 years the emphasis was placed on the connection of the bullying victim position and level of aggressiveness. The following methods were used: a questionnaire, a method of sociometry, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, Bass-Perry aggressive behavior diagnosis questionnaire. We tested the assumption that the people occupying the bullying victim position, have a high level of aggression. Analysis of the results showed that the greatest number of subjects play the role of the aggressor / victim, and most often, adolescents face verbal type of bullying. The study analyzed the gender aspect of bullying. It was concluded that the group of bullying aggressors / victims is the most difficult and dangerous for the development of the personality of a teenager. Also, we made conclusions about poor awareness about bullying in teachers and tolerance to bullying in the educational environment. Due to the above study, we identified and describe the mechanisms of formation and manifestation of aggressive behaviors in bullying.

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Keywords: school, teenagers, social adaptation, aggressive behavior, self-esteem, bullying, victimization, victim

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Huseynova E.A., Enikolopov S.N. Influence of the Bullying Victim Position on Aggressive Behavior [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2014. Vol. 6, no. 2, pp. 246–256. DOI: 10.17759/psyedu.2014060221. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

E. A. Huseynova, MA in Psychology, Master in Psychology, Educational Psychologist, Polytechnic College no. 39, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Sergey N. Enikolopov, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Head of Department of Clinical Psychology, Mental Health Research Center, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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