Navigation Links
Some Kids Seem to Cope Better With Bullying
Date:9/2/2011

FRIDAY, Sept. 2 (HealthDay News) -- Children's social goals help determine how they respond to being bullied and whether their responses are effective, researchers say.

The new study included 370 second- and third-graders who were asked how they respond to other students' aggression, how often they were bullied and about their social goals.

The researchers created three categories of social goals: wanting to gain social skills and develop strong relationships, such as learning how to be a good friend; wanting to be seen positively by others, such as having "cool" friends; and wanting to minimize a negative image, such as being viewed as a "loser."

Students in the first category likely used thoughtful and constructive responses to bullying that were meant to help them deal with or learn from the situation and to manage their emotions. These children were less likely to become emotionally upset by bullying.

Children in the second category tended to deny that bullying had happened or did nothing, rather than trying to solve the problem. These children were more likely to retaliate against bullies, said the researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Students in the third category were more likely to ignore bullies and less likely to retaliate, possibly in an effort to pacify bullies and deflect attention from themselves.

The children in the second and third categories were less effective in their responses to bullying than those in the first group, according to the report published in the current issue of the journal Child Development.

"This research highlights the importance of educational efforts to shift children's priorities away from focusing on being 'popular' or 'cool' and toward developing skills and relationships," study leader Karen D. Rudolph, a professor of psychology, said in a news release from the Society for Research in Child Development. "Achieving this goal can promote constructive coping strategies, ultimately reducing bullying and lessening its long-term impact on children's social and mental health."

More information

The Nemours Foundation has more about bullying.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Society for Research in Child Development, news release, Aug. 30, 2011


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Language speed versus efficiency: Is faster better?
2. For Women, Active Sex Life May Mean Better Aging
3. New imaging test gives physicians better tool to diagnose Parkinsons disease
4. HPV Test Might Be Better Predictor of Cervical Cancer Than Pap Smear
5. Team Decisions Better for the Weary
6. Kellogg researcher helping eye care providers better assess driving in older adults
7. Milk better than water to rehydrate kids: McMaster study
8. Better mattresses improve care, cut hospital costs: U of T study
9. Parkinsons Patients May Fare Better in Neurologists Care
10. Less Worry, Better Coping Seen Among Religious Folks
11. Survey: Ontarians expect better access to trauma centers for serious injuries
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... Park, KS (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... ... in retailers of Eyeglasses . , Millions of individuals in the United States ... eyeglasses have become a way to both correct vision and make a fashion statement. ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) , ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind ... able to be personalized through a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the ... solutions currently only offer a one size fits all type program , They ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... "With 30 hand-drawn hand gesture animations, FCPX users can easily customize ... Pixel Film Studios. , ProHand Cartoon’s package transforms over 1,300 hand-drawn pictures into ... Simply select a ProHand generator and drag it above media or text in the ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the ... In terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, ... just slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new grants to support ... as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 27, 2016  VMS Rehab Systems, Inc. ( www.vmsrehabsystemsinc.com ... whatever measures required to build a strong and stable ... currently listed on the OTC Markets-pink current trading platform. ... CEO, "We are seeing an anomaly in market trading ... only by the Company, but shareholders and market players ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016  Consumers have taken a more active ... more emphasis on patient outcomes. ... the pharmaceutical industry have evolved beyond just providing ... are focusing on becoming more patient-oriented across their ... services that improve health. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc. (GBT) (NASDAQ: ... novel therapeutics for the treatment of grievous blood-based ... closing of its previously announced underwritten public offering ... public offering price of $18.75 per share. All ... by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds from the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: