Vitimização pelo bullying em três países: um estudo transcultural

Translated title of the contribution: Bullying Victimization in three Countries: a cross-cultural study

Marcela Almeida Zequinão, Pâmella de Medeiros, Jorge Luiz da Silva, Grace Skrzypiec, Maria Teresa Ceron Trevisol, Luis Lopes, Beatriz Pereira

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OBJECTIVE: Determine the prevalence of bullying victimization and possible associations with the social-cultural context and sex of children and adolescents from Australia, Brazil, and Portugal.
METHODS: this was a cross-sectional and cross-cultural study with 377 participants (average age = 11.42; SD=0.6), who answered one question about your bullying participation while victim.
RESULTS: the highest percentage of bullying victimization was found in the Brazilian participants, while the lowest was found among the Portuguese. Verbal bullying was the most frequent aggression. Variations in victimization were not associated with the country of origin, the educational network or the sex of the participants.
CONCLUSION: these results indicate that there may be a possible pattern of behavior among those involved in this phenomenon, and points out that other individual characteristics may probably contribute to children and adolescents becoming more easily targeted by the bullies, independent of the cultural and social variables analyzed in this study, and of the sex of the participants.
Translated title of the contributionBullying Victimization in three Countries: a cross-cultural study
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)7-15
Number of pages9
JournalAdolescência & Saúde
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019


  • Bullying
  • Cross-Cultural Comparison
  • Harassment
  • Non-Sexual


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