A1 Journal article (refereed)
Forms of Bullying and Associations Between School Perceptions and Being Bullied Among Finnish Secondary School Students Aged 13 and 15 (2021)


Markkanen, I., Välimaa, R., & Kannas, L. (2021). Forms of Bullying and Associations Between School Perceptions and Being Bullied Among Finnish Secondary School Students Aged 13 and 15. International Journal of Bullying Prevention, 3(1), 24-33. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42380-019-00058-y


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Publication details

All authors or editorsMarkkanen, Ilona; Välimaa, Raili; Kannas, Lasse

Journal or seriesInternational Journal of Bullying Prevention

ISSN2523-3653

eISSN2523-3661

Publication year2021

Volume3

Issue number1

Pages range24-33

PublisherSpringer

Publication countryGermany

Publication languageEnglish

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s42380-019-00058-y

Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessPartially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX)https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67378


Abstract

The study aimed to examine the extent to which Finnish secondary school students experience bullying, how they are bullied, and whether being bullied is associated with school perceptions. The analyses were based on data from the Finnish part of the international Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, and were obtained from 4262 students aged 13 and 15. The sample was nationally representative. Logistic regression analysis was performed to identify the associations between school perceptions and being bullied. Younger students reported being bullied more often than older students. Among younger students, boys were more often bullied than girls of the same age. There was no significant difference between the genders among the older students. The most common form of being bullied was verbal teasing. Boys tended to be bullied in physical ways, while girls were bullied in more indirect ways. Students with low levels of school engagement, students with poor relations with peers, and students who reported better teacher-student relations were more likely to be bullied. Feelings of loneliness and lower family affluence were also associated with being bullied. Improving the perceptions of school, and of the school experience as a whole, might have an effect on bullying at school.


Keywordsbullyingschool bullyingpeer relationshipssocioeconomic factorsgenderupper comprehensive schoolupper comprehensive school pupils

Free keywordsbullying; school perceptions; forms of bullying; secondary school


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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2021

JUFO rating1


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