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Bullies, victims and control group students: A comparison of different types of prosocial behaviour in peer and teacher-pupil relations

Author(s) Kõiv, K.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2006  
Editor A. Ross, Citizenship Education: Europe and the World  
Language English  
Age group -  
Schools have to deal with challenging antisocial behaviour among children and adolescents, including bullying. In the context of children’s citizenship education there is a need for educational experiences which foster pupils’ interpersonal skills and inhibit antisocial behaviour, including bullying. We need deeper insight into positive characteristics of participants of bullying behaviour. This study compares the frequencies of different prosocial behaviour among bullies, victims, bully/victim and a control group. The findings have important implications for interventions to help children who are at risk of being bullied by peers or are bullies. By helping children overcome such social skills deficits, we can help them reduce their risk of being connected with bullying behaviour.

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