Parenting at home and bullying at school

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The present study aimed at examining the relationship that may exist between specific parental practices at home and the child’s bullying and victimization experiences at school. This study attempted to go beyond parental styles, a variable that most of the earlier studies have used and introduce three, relatively new parameters of bullying and victimization; namely, parent–child conflict, parental monitoring and child disclosure. It was found that parenting at home seems to be related to bullying at school. However, not all aspects of parenting are related, and not in the same way. Parent–child conflict was found to be positively correlated to, and a potent predictor of both bullying and victimization; child disclosure was found to be negatively correlated to and also a potent predictor of bullying (not victimization), while parental monitoring, unlike earlier reports, was found to be statistically unrelated to either bullying or victimization.

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Georgiou, S.N., Stavrinides, P. Parenting at home and bullying at school. Soc Psychol Educ 16, 165–179 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11218-012-9209-z

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Keywords

  • Parent–child conflict
  • Parental monitoring
  • Child disclosure
  • Bullying
  • victimization