An Examination of Racial and Gender Differences in Styles of Bullying among Adjudicated Youth
H. Hugh Floyd, Ph.D.; Darlene Haff, PhD, MPH

This research examines the influence of race and gender on bullying styles among adjudicated youth. The literature suggests that delinquent or adjudicated youth tend toward behaviors that are more aggressive. Of particular note in this investigation is the difference in physical verses nonphysical bullying and the relative influence of the gender or race on these styles of aggression. Subjects (n = 435) self-reported their behavior over the previous seven day period. Race and gender were found to be related to bullying. While males were significantly more likely to bully regardless of style, black males were the most aggressive. Black females were more like white males while white females were significantly less likely to bully than the other three groups regardless of style.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v4n1a5