Bodies and Bullying: The Interaction of Gender, Race, Ethnicity, Weight, and Inequality With School Victimization

Lindsay Kahle, Anthony A. Peguero

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Abstract

The problem of bullying among youth is receiving more attention because of long-lasting detrimental consequences of victimization at school. Research demonstrates that gender, race, ethnicity, and weight are separately linked to bullying victimization; however, little is known about the interaction of these factors in relationship to victimization at school. This study utilizes the 2005/2006 Health Behavior in School-Aged Children (HBSC) data to investigate how bodies (i.e., gender, race, ethnicity, and weight) matter with youth victimization. Drawing from the 2005/2006 HBSC sample consisting of 7,143 youth, findings indicate that interactions of gender, race, ethnicity, and weight are linked to school bullying victimization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)323-345
Number of pages23
JournalVictims and Offenders
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 4 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • bullying
  • ethnicity
  • gender
  • race
  • weight

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Health(social science)
  • Applied Psychology
  • Law

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