Well-Being, Positive Peer Relations and Bullying in School Settings

  • Phillip T. Slee
  • Grace Skrzypiec

Part of the Positive Education book series (POED)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 1-30
  3. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 31-50
  4. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 69-94
  5. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 95-107
  6. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 109-133
  7. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 135-154
  8. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 155-183
  9. Phillip T. Slee, Grace Skrzypiec
    Pages 185-202
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-213

About this book


This book focuses on well-being at school in association with positive peer relationships and bullying. Taking an integrative and community-based approach, the book outlines the significance of student-school relationships for well-being and emphasizes the importance of school and classroom climate for promoting well-being. Embedded in research and theory, the book reflects the belief that all of our dealings with children and young people in whatever role, whether as parent or teacher or in some other capacity, are bounded by theory, either implicit or explicit. The book highlights the role of partnerships and linkages in addressing school-based well-being and anti-bullying programs. It pays special attention to the barriers and facilitators that schools must address in engaging with external agencies to deliver strong evidence-based initiatives. The international concern with school bullying is given particular consideration in relation to its impact on the well-being of all involved. A feature of the text is the focus given to the implementation of programs into the busy and complex world of schools and classrooms recognizing that the effectiveness and impact of any school-based program is strongly related to the quality of its implementation. The text reflects a commitment of the authors to a broad-based systemic view of development, taking into account family, school, community and culture as influential factors. The text incorporates a number of pedagogical features e.g. classroom based activities and discussion starters, reflections on points raised in the text, and case studies. This book is of special interest to teachers, school counselors, educational psychologists and mental health professionals working in school settings.


Addressing School Based Mental Health Addressing Well-Being and School Violence Assessment and Measurement of Classroom Climate Concept of Well-Being in School Settings Emotional Welfare at Schools Health and Well-Being of Young People and Adults Implementing a School/ Community Partnership in Schools Introducing Intervention Programs at Schools Promoting Pro-Social Behaviour at School/Community Reducing Bullying at Schools Relationships of Students at School School Bullying and Victimization School/ Community Based Interventions Student's Well-Being and Connectedness The Australian Governments Safe School's Framework The Nature of Pro-Social Behaviour

Authors and affiliations

  • Phillip T. Slee
    • 1
  • Grace Skrzypiec
    • 2
  1. 1.The School of EducationThe Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia
  2. 2.The School of EducationThe Flinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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