Predictors of bullying behavior and victimization at school: a network approach


Bullying is a very serious problem that previous literature has shown affects a large fraction of students in compulsory schooling. We use a novel social networks approach to study victimization and perpetration of bullying at schools. We use a large database of students from high school students in Spain and collect data from their friendships, as well as individual characteristics. We show that their social network characteristics are strongly predictive of both victimization and perpetration of bullying. 

Status: Ongoing 

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Keywords: Bullying behavior, education, Social networks, social-norms