Participant Roles in Bullying Behavior and Their association With Thoughts of Ending One’s Life

Rivers and Noret (2010), designed a correlational study examining the amount of bullying you are exposed too and how it correlates with thinking about committing suicide. The participants were two thousand and two students between the ages of 12 to 16 years-old, attending fourteen schools in England (Rivers and Noret, 2010). The authors used students’ self-reports of the amount of times students watched others being bullied, those who were being bullied, and those bullying others. Rivers and Noret (2008), had all students complete a 53-item adolescent version of the Brief Symptom Inventory (BSI), measuring psychological distress. Results of this study indicated that most of the students were the victims of bullies, the one’s bullying students, watching students being bullied, or having done all three. Another main finding that Rivers and Noret (2010), found was that those students who had numerous roles in bullying were likely to have thoughts of committing suicide, then those who were only being bullied as well as the bystanders.

Rivers, I., & Noret, N. (2010). Participant roles in bullying behavior and their association with thoughts of ending one’s lifeCrisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention31, 143-148. doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000020




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