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White students are disproportionately victims of bullying compared to other races
Posted on December 27, 2013 by violenceagainstwhites
Major University study on bullying and race in British schools
The new issue of the Journal of Adolescence published a major University study on the prevalence of bullying among children of different ethnic groups in Britain.
Three professors from two different major British Universities conducted the study.
Neil Tippett, and Dieter Wolke of the Department of Psychology, University of Warwick
Lucinda Platt of the Institute of Education, University of London
The study found that South Asian (Mostly Pakistani) children were the most likely to be bullies. They bully at 2.59 times the white rate. Blacks bully at 2.2 times the white rate. East Asian (Mostly Chinese) were slightly less likely than whites to be bullies.
The study found no instance where an ethnic minority was bullied at a rate greater than white children. Blacks are bullied at a rate “significantly less” than whites. Suggesting that white bullies target white victims, but black bullies are also targeting white victims.
This study investigated ethnic differences in bullying involvement (as victim and bully) among a UK wide sample of adolescents, controlling for potential confounders, including age, gender, economic situation, family structure and parent–adolescent relationships. 4668 youths, aged 10 to 15, who participate in the UK Household Longitudinal Study were assessed for bullying involvement. Binary logistic regression models were used to estimate ethnic differences across bullying roles while controlling for potential confounders. Overall, ethnic minority youths were not more likely to be victims; African boys and girls were significantly less likely to be victimised than same sex White youths. Pakistani and Caribbean girls were significantly more likely to have bullied others compared to White girls.
Further research is necessary to explore why Pakistani and Caribbean girls may be more often perpetrators of bullying than girls in other ethnic groups.
Richard Lynn, Professor Emeritus of Psychology at the University of Ulster:
Which races have the most bullies? An article giving an answer to this question has recently been published by three British psychologists in a study lead by Dr Neil Tippett. They defined bullying as “aggressive behaviour, engaged in repeatedly, by an individual or group of peers with more, actual or perceived, power than the victim”. The study assessed racial differences in bullying in a British sample of 4668 adolescents, assessed by self-report answers to questions such as “Do you physically bully other children at school by hitting or pushing them around, threatening or stealing their things?” The results were expressed as odds ratios with the rate for whites set at 1.0 and showed that bullying is greatest in South Asians at 2.59 times the rate of whites, next greatest in blacks at 2.2 times the rate of whites, and lowest for East Asians (largely Chinese) in blacks at 0.93 times the rate of whites. The results confirm previous studies showing that in Britain, blacks have higher rates of aggression than whites and Chinese lower rates than whites, but the high rates of South Asians are anomalous.