The prevalence of elder bullying and impact on LGBT elders

Robin Bonifas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations


This chapter reviews bullying and relational aggression among LGBT older adults. The intent of this chapter is to define and characterize late-life bullying in general and discuss unique manifestations of this phenomenon for LGBT elders. Special attention is given to peer victimization associated with intersectionality and microaggressions for this population, as well as common types of bullying and the impact bullying experiences have on emotional well-being and quality of life. Promising interventions to minimize bullying related to sexual orientation and gender identity in senior living environments are discussed and include civility training, bystander intervention, and policies and procedures that guide respectful social interactions and prohibit discriminatory actions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of LGBT Elders: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Principles, Practices, and Policies
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9783319036236, 9783319036229
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Bullying
  • Micro aggression
  • Organizational intervention
  • Peer victimization
  • Relational aggression

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Psychology(all)


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