Essere immigrati come fattore di rischio per la vittimizzazione nel bullismo: uno studio italiano su caratteristiche individuali e processi di gruppo

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Being Immigrant as a Risk Factor for Victimization in Bullying: An Italian Study on Individual Characteristics and Group Processes

Simona Carla Silvia Caravita, Elisa Donghi

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Abstract

Discriminatory bullying against immigrant is still little studied in Italy. This study aims at investigating whether, in the Italian schools, immigrants are more bullied than natives, whether different dimensions of peer-status are associated to increased risk to be bullied for the immigrants, and whether individual and group factors, especially related to self justification for bullying against immigrants, are linked to role behaviors in bullying. Participants were 711 pupils of elementary and middle school. Immigrants have been found to be more bullied than their peers. Among immigrants, being younger and less accepted by peers was linked to higher levels of victimization. Furthermore, moral disengagement for bullying against immigrants was linked to higher helping and reinforcing bullies, especially in classrooms in which immigrants actually were victims. There is, hence, the need to develop interventions against discriminatory bullying for immigrants, which also address discriminatory cognitions.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Being Immigrant as a Risk Factor for Victimization in Bullying: An Italian Study on Individual Characteristics and Group Processes
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)59-87
Number of pages29
JournalMaltrattamento e Abuso all'Infanzia
Volume18
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • bullismo discriminatorio
  • discriminatory bullying
  • disimpegno morale
  • gruppo dei pari
  • immigration
  • immigrazione
  • moral disengagement
  • peer group

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