Bullying Amongst University Students is a pioneering collection of knowledge and evidence exploring the under-researched phenomenon of bullying in universities. Abusive behaviour amongst young people is a serious and pervasive problem that is exacerbated by the rapid advances in electronic communication, and in this book the authors highlight the problem and proceed to facilitate new practices and policies to address it.
This book brings together an international team of authors from a range of disciplines, encompassing education, psychology, criminology, law and counselling, who have carried out research in the area of university bullying. Addressing critical dialogues and debates, the authors explore peer on peer violence, intimidation and social exclusion before considering its effects on students and making recommendations for action and further research. Key topics include:
Cyberbullying and cyber aggression
Rape culture across the university
Homophobic and transphobic bullying
The impact of bullying on mental health
The role of bully and victim across the lifespan
Policies and procedures to address bullying
International in authorship and scope, this book will be an invaluable resource for students and researchers in fields such as education, psychology, sociology, health studies and criminology. It is also essential reading for university policy-makers and union representatives responsible for the emotional and physical well-being of students.
Helen Cowie is Emerita Professor at the University of Surrey in the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences where she specializes in strategies to counteract school bullying. She is also visiting professor at Brunel University and visiting researcher at Regent's University London. She has over 100 publications in refereed journals on the subject of mental health in youth, emotional development, cyberbullying and peer support. Carrie-Anne Myers is a lecturer in Criminology at City University London where she researches and teaches in a number of key areas including Childhood, Youth and Adolescence, School Violence and Bullying, Victims, Victimology and Criminal Justice Policy, Gender and Feminist Criminology, and Media and Youth Cultures of Consumption.
OVERVIEW 1 What we know to date about bullying and cyberbullying among university students Helen Cowie and Carrie-Anne Myers THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE 2 The student voice Toni Pearce 3 The postgraduate student experience Rashid Aziz THE NATURE OF BULLYING AT UNIVERSITY 4 Do the roles of bully and victim remain stable from school to university? Theoretical considerations Maili Poerhoela 5 Homophobic and transphobic bullying in universities Ian Rivers 6 Stalking and violence among university students Katja Bjoerklund 7 The relationship between mental health and bullying Osman Tolga Aricak THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF BULLYING AT UNIVERSITY 8 Cyberaggression among members of college fraternities and sororities in the United States Jessica Simmons, Sheri Bauman, and Johanne Ives 9 Bullying at Greek universities: an empirical study Theodoros Giovazolias and Maria Malikiosi-Loizos 10 Cross-cultural comparisons of bullying among university students: perspectives from Argentina, Estonia, Finland and United States Maili Poerhoela, Kristen Cvancara, Esta Kaal, Kaja Tampere and Beatriz Torres INTERVENTIONS AND POLICIES 11 The role of the therapist in helping university students who have been bullied Maria Luca 12 Policies and procedures to address bullying at Australian universities Marilyn Campbell 13 Cyberbullying and rape culture in universities: defining the legal lines between fun and intentional harm Shaheen Shariff and Ashley DeMartini, REFLECTIONS 14 Commentary: Bullying among university students: awakening and harnessing the sleeping dragon of student power Keith Sullivan 15 Commentary: what universities can learn from workplace bullying research Iain Coyne 16 Epilogue: what can be done? Helen Cowie and Carrie-Anne Myers