Russian Psychological Issues
JournalsTopicsAuthorsEditor's Choice Manuscript SubmissionAbout PsyJournals.ruContact Us
Psychological Science and Education - №4 / 2022 | Перейти к описанию
Web of Science СС

  Previous issue (2022. Vol. 27, no. 3)

Included in Scopus

Journal Quartiles 2021

CiteScore : Q3

Details on


Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published since 1996

Published 6 times a year

Free of fees
Open Access Journal


Relationship of indicators of school bullying and self-injurious behavior in adolescence 2663


Polskaya N.A.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chair of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia

The article discusses the problem of school bullying influence on the formation of self-injurious behavior in adolescence. We review current bullying research, define bullying, analyze some of the predictors and psychological correlates of bullying. The hypothesis of empirical research concerns relationship between bullying factors, defined in this case in terms of the respondent's subjective assessment of their position in the classroom as negative and threatening, and acts of self-injury. The study sample includes 55 secondary school students aged 13 to 15. The methods used were two inventories developed by authors: Bullying scale and Self-injurious behavior scale, as well as Cook-Medley hostility scale. Based on statistical analysis, we report significant relationship between facts of bullying and self-injurious behavior. We found that adolescents who are prone to self-injurious behavior are characterized by low level of hostility.

Keywords: adolescents, aggression, hostility, school bullying, self-injurious behavior.

Column: Developmental Psychology

For Reference

  1. Labunskaja V. A., Mendzherickaja Ju. A., Breus E. D. Psihologija zatrudnennogo obshhenija. Teorija. Metody. Diagnostika. Korrekcija. M., 2001.
  2. Pol'skaja N. A. Prediktory i mehanizmy samo- povrezhdajushhego povedenija (po materialam is- sledovanij) // Psihologicheskij zhurnal. 2009. T. 30. № 1.
  3. Pol'skaja N. A. K probleme jempiricheskogo izu- chenija samopovrezhdajushhego povedenija // Jeksperimental'naja psihologija v Rossii: tradicii i perspektivy. M., 2010.
  4. Pol'skaja N. A. Samopovrezhdajushhee povedenie v klinicheskoj praktike // Obozrenie psihiatrii i medi- cinskoj psihologii imeni Behtereva. 2011. № 2.
  5. Arseneault L., Bowes L., Shakoor S. Bullying vic- timization in youths and mental health problems: ‘much ado about nothing’? // Psychological Medi- cine. 2010. Vol. 40. № 5.
  6. Austin S., Joseph S. Assessment of bully/victim problems in 8 to 11 year-olds // British Journal of Educational Psychology. 1996. Vol. 66.
  7. Camodeca M., Goossens F. A. Aggression, social cognitions, anger and sadness in bullies and victims // Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2005. Vol. 46.
  8. Garandeau C., Cillessen A. From indirect aggres- sion to invisible aggression: A conceptual view on bullying and peer group manipulation // Aggression and Violent Behavior. 2006. Vol. 11.
  9. Ball H. A., Arseneault L., Taylor A., Maughan B., Caspi A., Moffitt T. E. Genetic and environmental in- fluences on victims, bullies and bully-victims in child- hood // Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2008. Vol. 49. № 1.
  10. Hay C., Meldrum R. Bullying victimization and adolescent self-harm: testing hypotheses from gen- eral strain theory // Journal of Youth and Adoles- cence 2010. Vol. 39. № 5.
  11. Jones S. E., Manstead А. S. R., Livingstone A. Birds of a feather bully together: Group processes and children’s responses to bullying // British Journal of Developmental Psychology. 2009. Vol. 29. № 4.
  12. Jose P. E., Kljakovic M., Scheib E., Notter O. The Joint Development of Traditional Bullying and Victimization With Cyber Bullying and Victimization in Adolescence // Journal of Research on Adoles- cence. 2012. Vol. 22. № 2.
  13. Juhnke G. A. Suicide, self-injury, and violence in the schools: Assessment, prevention, and interven- tion strategies. N.Y., 2011.
  14. O’Moore M. Critical Issues for teacher training to counter bullying and victimisation in Ireland // Ag- gressive Behaviour. 2000. Vol. 26. № 1.
  15. Olthof T., Goossens F. Bullying and the need to belong: Early adolescents’ bullying-related behavior and the acceptance they desire and receive from particular classmates // Social Development. 2008. Vol. 17. № 1.
  16. Olweus D. Aggression in the schools: Bullies and whipping boys. Washington, 1978.
  17. Olweus D. Bullying at school: What we know and what we can do. Oxford, 1993.
  18. Olweus D. Bullying at school: Long-term out- comes for the victims and an effective school-based Intervention program / Aggressive behavior. Current perspectives. N. Y., 1994.
  19. Olweus D. Understanding and researching bul- lying: Some critical issues / Handbook of bullying in schools: An international perspective. N. Y., 2010.
  20. Olweus D. Bullying at school and later criminal- ity: findings from three Swedish community samples of males // Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health. 2011. Vol. 21. № 2.
  21. Rigby K. Consequences of bullying in schools // The Canadian Journal of Psychiatry / La Revue ca- nadienne de psychiatrie. 2003. Vol. 48. № 9.
  22. Salmivalli C., Peets K. Bullies, victims, and bully- victim relationships / Handbook of peer interactions, relationships, and groups. N.Y., 2008.
  23. Schneider S. K., O'Donnell L., Stueve A., Coulter R. W. S. Cyberbullying, school bullying, and psy- chological distress: a regional census of high school students // American Journal of Public Health. 2012. Vol. 102. № 1.
  24. Smith P. K., Mahdavi J., Carvalho M., Fisher S., Russell S., Tippett N. Cyberbullying: its nature and impact in secondary school pupils // Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2008. Vol. 49. № 4.
  25. Smith P. K., Morita Y., Junger-Tas J., Olweus D., Catalano R., Slee P. The nature of school bullying: a cross-national perspective. L.; N.Y., 1999.
  26. Sutton J. ToM goes to school: Social cognition and social values in bullying / Individual differences in theory of mind. N. Y.; Hove, 2003.
  27. Sutton J., Smith P. K. Bullying as a group proc- ess: An adaptation of the participant role approach // Aggressive Behavior. 1999. Vol. 2. № 25.
  28. Sutton J., Smith P. K., Swettenham J. Bullying and theory of mind: a critique of the ‘social skills defi- cit’ view of anti-social behaviour // Social Develop- ment. 1999. Vol. 8. № 1.
  29. Winsper C., Lereya T., Zanarini M., Wolke D. In- volvement in bullying and suicide-related behavior at 11 years: a prospective birth cohort study // Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 2012. Vol. 51. № 3.

© 2007–2022 Portal of Russian Psychological Publications. All rights reserved in Russian

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

Catalogue of academic journals in psychology & education MSUPE

Creative Commons License Open Access Repository     Webometrics Ranking of Repositories

RSS Psyjournals at Youtube ??????.???????