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Psychological Science and Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 1814-2052

ISSN (online): 2311-7273


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Gender Features of Bullying in Adolescence 584

Shalaginova K.S.
PhD in Psychology, associate Professor of practical psychology and pedagogics chair, Tula state pedagogical University. L. N. Tolstoy, Tula, Russia

Kulikova T.I.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia

Zalygaeva S.A.
PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology and Pedagogics, Tula State Lev Tolstoy Pedagogical University, Tula, Russia

The article presents the results of an empirical study of gender characteristics of bullying in adolescence. The study involved 69 adolescents of schools in the city of Tula and the Tula region, aged 13-14 years. The analysis of foreign and Russian psychological studies on the problem of school bullying made it possible to identify the following gender characteristics of bullying in adolescence: forms of bullying are different in boys and girls; in teenage boys, bullying is more related to power struggles; as for teenage girls, bullying is more psychologized and emotionally destructive. To establish the closeness of the relationship between the indicators “gender / type of behaviour in conflict” and “gender / type of aggression”, statistical data processing was performed using the Spearman's rank correlation coefficient, Pearson’s Chi-squared (х2) test and Cramér’s V coefficient. The obtained empirical data allowed us to identify “risk groups” in the experimental sample and to outline the areas of focus for school psychologists to prevent the risks of school bullying.

Keywords: bullying, gender characteristics, adolescents, prevention of school violence

Column: Developmental Psychology


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