Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Show Summary Details
More options …

International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health

Editor-in-Chief: Merrick, Joav

Editorial Board Member: Birch, Diana ML / Blum, Robert W. / Greydanus, MD, Dr. HC (Athens), Donald E. / Hardoff, Daniel / Kerr, Mike / Levy, Howard B / Morad, Mohammed / Omar, Hatim A. / de Paul, Joaquin / Rydelius, Per-Anders / Shek, Daniel T.L. / Sher, Leo / Silber, Tomas J. / Towns, Susan / Urkin, Jacob / Verhofstadt-Deneve, Leni / Zeltzer, Lonnie / Tenenbaum, Ariel

6 Issues per year


CiteScore 2016: 0.71

SCImago Journal Rank (SJR) 2016: 0.381
Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP) 2016: 0.383

Online
ISSN
2191-0278
See all formats and pricing
More options …
Volume 24, Issue 1 (Mar 2012)

Issues

Morbidity among bystanders of bullying behavior at school: concepts, concerns, and clinical/research issues

Ian Rivers
Published Online: 2011-11-04 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh.2012.003

Abstract

The role of the bystander is not one that is easily understood in the anti-bullying literature. Roles within the unofficial hierarchy of the schoolyard and playground overlap considerably, and each role has its own social dynamic that brings with it a shifting behavioral landscape that affects every student. In this article, the mental health correlates of three categories of bystander are explored: the co-victim, the isolate, and the confederate. Each category of bystander has its own characterizations and mental health correlates. Reports of post-traumatic stress, internalized hostility, substance use, and suicide ideation are discussed with reference to studies involving witnesses of family abuse, community and school violence as well as bullying. It is argued that bystanders are the key to challenging bullying in schools, and their mental health and well-being is pivotal to the effectiveness of anti-bullying interventions.

Keywords: bullying; bystander; morbidity

About the article

Corresponding author: Ian Rivers, School of Sport and Education, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UB8 3PH, UK


Received: 2011-06-01

Revised: 2011-08-01

Accepted: 2011-08-22

Published Online: 2011-11-04

Published in Print: 2012-03-01


Citation Information: International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, ISSN (Online) 2191-0278, ISSN (Print) 0334-0139, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/ijamh.2012.003.

Export Citation

Citing Articles

Here you can find all Crossref-listed publications in which this article is cited. If you would like to receive automatic email messages as soon as this article is cited in other publications, simply activate the “Citation Alert” on the top of this page.

[2]
Wolfgang A. Markham, Chris Bonell, Adam Fletcher, and Paul Aveyard
Drugs and Alcohol Today, 2017, Volume 17, Number 1, Page 1
[3]
V. Paul Poteat, Ian Rivers, and Olivier Vecho
School Psychology Review, 2015, Volume 44, Number 4, Page 391
[4]
Shelley Hymel, Robyn McClure, Miriam Miller, Ellen Shumka, and Jessica Trach
Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2015, Volume 37, Page 16
[5]
Ian Rivers and Nathalie Noret
Journal of Adolescent Health, 2013, Volume 53, Number 1, Page S32

Comments (0)

Please log in or register to comment.
Log in