The Bully Effect

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The Effect

The buuling EffectFindings from a UK-US collaborative study underline social problems faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood, reports Ruchi Chopda. A study led by professor Dieter Wolke of the University of Warwick and William E Copeland of Duke University Medical Centre, has shown that struggling to hold down a regular job and poor social relationships are some of the adverse outcomes faced in adulthood by those exposed to bullying in childhood. The research, the findings of which have been published in Psychological Science, looks beyond the study of victims to include all those affected — the victims , the bullies themselves and those who fall into both categories, namely, ‘bully victims.’
Bullying AwarenessAround 1,420 participants were assessed four to six times in the 9-16 years and 24-26 years age group as part of this study. Elaborates Wolke, “The participants were assessed with structured interviews as well as health assessments…

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