The dynamics and determinants of bullying victimisation

Publication type

Research Paper

Authors

Georgios Marios Chrysanthou and Chrysovalantis Vasilakis

Publication date

Series Number

18-03

Summary

We study the determinants and longitudinal evolution of nine types of adolescent (verbal, physical, indirect) bullying at school and domestically using the Understanding Society dataset during 2009-13. Family support is the most prominent protective factor against bullying. Joint maximum likelihood estimation (MLE) for dynamic discrete responses, establishes non-simultaneous determination of bullying and family support suggesting victimisation disclosure might be uncommon. The probability of escaping victimisation is inversely related to previous bullying intensity. Economic disadvantage (low family/regional income per capita) is a significant risk factor. Composite likelihood estimated threshold differences indicate that approximately halving household income can induce bullying victimisation of non-victims.

Subjects

Young People, Education, Households, Economics, Household Economics, Well Being, Health, Life Course Analysis and Social Psychology

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