1st Edition

Handbook of Bullying in Schools An International Perspective

    624 Pages
    by Routledge

    624 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Handbook of Bullying in Schools provides a comprehensive review and analysis of what is known about the worldwide bullying phenomena. It is the first volume to systematically review and integrate what is known about how cultural and regional issues affect bullying behaviour and its prevention.

    Key features include the following:

    • Comprehensive – forty-one chapters bring together conceptual, methodological, and preventive findings from this loosely coupled field of study, thereby providing a long-needed centerpiece around which the field can continue to grow in an organized and interdisciplinary manner.
    • International Focus – approximately forty-percent of the chapters deal with bullying assessment, prevention, and intervention efforts outside the USA.
    • Chapter Structure – to provide continuity, chapter authors follow a common chapter structure: overview, conceptual foundations, specific issues or programs, and a review of current research and future research needs.
    • Implications for Practice – a critical component of each chapter is a summary table outlining practical applications of the foregoing research.
    • Expertise – the editors and contributors include leading researchers, teachers, and authors in the bullying field, most of whom are deeply connected to organizations studying bullying around the world.

    1. International Scholarship Advances Science and Practice Addressing School Bullying, Shane R. Jimerson, Susan M. Swearer, and Dorothy L. Espelage

    Section I. Foundations for Understanding Bullying

    2. Understanding and Researching Bullying: Some Critical Issues, Dan Olweus

    3. Comparative and Cross-Cultural Research on School Bullying, Rosalind Murray-Harvey, Phillip T. Slee, and Mitsuru Taki

    4. Creating a Positive School Climate and Developing Social Competence, Pamela Orpinas and Arthur M. Horne

    5. A Social-Ecological Model for Bullying Prevention and Intervention: Understanding the Impact of Adults in the Social Ecology of Youngsters, Dorothy L. Espelage and Susan M. Swearer

    6. The Etiological Cast to the Role of the Bystander in the Social Architecture of Bullying and Violence in Schools and Communities, Stuart W. Twemlow, Peter Fonagy, and Frank C. Sacco

    7. Social Behavior and Peer Relationships of Victims, Bully-victims, and Bullies in Kindergarten, Francoise D. Alsaker and Eveline Gutzwiller-Helfenfinger

    8. Bullying and Morality: Understanding How Good Kids Can Behave Badly, Shelley Hymel, Kimberly A. Schonert-Reichl, Rina A. Bonanno, Tracy Vaillancourt, and Natalie Rocke Henderson

    9. The Popularity of Elementary School Bullies in Gender and Racial Context, Claire F. Garandeau, Travis Wilson, and Philip C. Rodkin

    10. Bullying in primary and secondary schools: Psychological and organizational comparisons, Peter K Smith

    11. Relations Among Bullying, Stresses and Stressors: A longitudinal and comparative survey among countries, Mitsuru Taki

    12. Victimization and Exclusion: Links to Peer Rejection, Classroom Engagement and Achievement, Eric S. Buhs, Gary W. Ladd and Sarah L. Herald-Brown

    13. Popular Girls and Brawny Boys: The Role of Gender in Bullying and Victimization Experiences, Erika D. Felix and Jennifer Greif Green

    14. Parent-Child Relationships and Bullying, Amanda B. Nickerson, Danielle Mele, & Kristina M. Osborne-Oliver

    15. Bullying and Social Status During School Transitions, Anthony D. Pellegrini, Jeffrey D. Long, David Solberg, Cary Roseth, Danielle Dupuis, Catherine Bohn, and Meghan Hickey

    16. Respect or fear? The relationship between power and bullying behavior, Tracy Vaillancourt, Patricia McDougall, Shelley Hymel and Shafik Sunderani

    17. Bullying Dynamics Associated with Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration Status, Tracey G. Scherr and Jim Larson

    18. Bullying beyond school: Examining the role of sports, Annematt L. Collot d’Escury and Ad C. M. Dudink

    19. Cyberbullying: the nature and extent of a new kind of bullying, in and out of school, Peter K Smith & Robert Slonje

    Section II. Assessment and Measurement of Bullying

    20. The Assessment of Bullying, Dewey G. Cornell and Sharmila Bandyopadhyay

    21. Scales and Surveys: Some Problems with Measuring Bullying Behavior, James A. Bovaird

    22. The neurobiology of peer victimization and rejection, Tracy Vaillancourt, Jean Clinton, Patricia McDougall, Louis A. Schmidt, and Shelley Hymel

    23. Assessment of Bullying / Victimization: The problem of comparability across studies and across methodologies, Susan M. Swearer, Amanda B. Siebecker, Lynae A. Johnsen-Frerichs, and Cixin Wang

    24. Bullying Assessment: A Call for Increased Precision of Self-Reporting Procedures, Michael J. Furlong, Jill D. Sharkey, Erika Felix, Diane Tanigawa, & Jennifer Greif Green

    25. Variability in the Prevalence of Bullying and Victimization: A Cross-National and Methodological Analysis, Clayton R. Cook, Kirk R. Williams, Nancy G. Guerra, & Tia E. Kim

    Section III. Research-Based Prevention and Intervention

    26. A School Climate Intervention that Reduces Bullying by a Focus on the Bystander Audience Rather Than the Bully and Victim: The Peaceful Schools Project of the Menninger Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine, Stuart W. Twemlow, Eric Vernberg, Peter Fonagy, Bridget K. Biggs, Jennifer Mize Nelson, Timothy D. Nelson, and Frank C. Sacco

    27. The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program: Implementation and Evaluation over Two Decades, Dan Olweus and Susan P. Limber

    28. School Bullying: A Crisis or an Opportunity? Karin S. Frey, Leihua V. Edstrom, and Miriam K. Hirschstein

    29. Cultural Variations in Characteristics of Effective Bullying Programs, Richard J. Hazler and JoLynn V. Carney

    30. Bully-Proofing Your Elementary School: Creating a Caring Community, William Porter, Amy Plog, Kathryn Jens, Carla Garrity, Nancy Sager

    31. From peer putdowns to peer support: A theoretical model and how it translated into a national anti-bullying program, Christina Salmivalli, Antti Kärnä, and Elisa Poskiparta

    32. How school personnel tackle cases of bullying: A critical examination, Ken Rigby & Sheri Bauman

    33. Peer Processes in Bullying: Informing Prevention and Intervention Strategies, Debra Pepler, Wendy Craig, & Paul O’Connell

    34. The PEACE Pack: A program for reducing bullying in our schools, Phillip T. Slee

    35. McKay School Safety Program (MSSP): A Bilingual Bicultural Approach, Rebecca A. Robles-Piña, Paulette Norman, & Carrie Campbell-Bishop

    36. Bully Busters: Reducing Bullying by Changing Teacher and Student Behavior, Arthur M. Horne, Susan M. Swearer, Jamie E. Givens, and Christina Meints

    37. Prevention of Bullying at a Systemic Level in Schools: Movement from Cognitive and Spatial Narratives of Diametric Opposition to Concentric Relation, Paul E. Downes

    38. Teachers’ Management of Student Bullying in the Classroom, Laura M. Crothers and Jered B. Kolbert

    39. School bullying and the case for the Method of Shared Concern, Ken Rigby

    40. Sustainability of Bullying Intervention and Prevention Programs, Amy Plog, Lawrence Epstein, Kathryn Jens, & William Porter

    41. International Perspectives on Bullying Prevention and Intervention, Shane R. Jimerson and Nan Huai


    Shane Jimerson is a Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Susan Swearer is an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

    Dorothy Espelage is a Professor at the University of Illinois.