Traditional bullying, cyber bullying, and deviance: A general strain theory approach Article

Hay, C, Meldrum, R, Mann, K. (2010). Traditional bullying, cyber bullying, and deviance: A general strain theory approach . 26(2), 130-147. 10.1177/1043986209359557

cited authors

  • Hay, C; Meldrum, R; Mann, K

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abstract

  • Agnew's general strain theory (GST) has received significant empirical attention, but important issues remain unresolved. This study addresses three such issues. First, the authors examine the effects of bullying-a source of strain that may be consequential, but that has been neglected in GST research to date. Second, drawing from recent research on deliberate self-harm among adolescents, the authors examine the effects of bullying not just on externalizing deviance (aggressive acts committed against others and their property) but also on internalizing deviance directed against the self. Third, the authors examine these relationships separately for males and females to assess sex differences in responses to strain. These three issues are examined with self-report data collected from a sample of middle and high school students in a Southeastern state. The analysis reveals that bullying is consequential for both externalizing and internalizing forms of deviance and that these relationships are in some instances moderated by sex. © 2010 SAGE Publications.

publication date

  • September 28, 2010

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start page

  • 130

end page

  • 147

volume

  • 26

issue

  • 2