chapter  5
11 Pages

Social Support in the Lives of Students Involved in Aggressive and Bullying Behaviors

ByMichelle Kilpatrick Demaray, Christine Kerres Malecki, Lyndsay N. Jenkins, Lauren D. Westermann

Engaging in bullying and other violent behavior is infl uenced by characteristics of the individual, family, peers, school, and community; thus, researchers have focused on understanding the many ecological and contextual variables surrounding bullying and school violence. This chapter focuses on one such contextual factor: perceptions of social support from peers, parents, and teachers. Current research about social support and school violence is discussed and the chapter concludes with a discussion of how this research can be translated into practice.