Article Critique on Observing Bullying At School
This study was drafted to look at the impact that bullying would have mentally and psychologically on those who witnessed bullying. The study hypothesized that victims and the perpetuator of bullying will face a high risk of mental illness and may probably lead to great substance usage. Furthermore, the study also hypothesized that any person who witnessed any of their peers being a victim of bullying or perpetuator has a high chance of having some kind of mental health risk or usage of different substances. The hypothesis of this study was based off of other studies which proposed that those who witnessed bullying may b affected mentally in some way (example Craig & Pepler, 1997;). Furthermore, they hypothesized that witnessing the victimized would show predicted mental health risk which was either from different bullying episodes as either perpetuator or victim. Finally, as a competing hypothesis, they tested if witnessing victimization would predict higher levels of mental health concerns and substance use only.
The study was carried out in the form of survey. The study was consisted of 2,002 school children. 45% of them were girls while 55% of wrest were boys. The ages of the participants ranged from 12-16 years of age. The study involved 14 public schools which was located north of England to be specific. Form the past demography, it was shown that 91% of the inhabitants which were children were “white British”, 1.4% were mixed with different hereditary, 0.4 black British, and 5.1 were classified as other. The conductors of this study were very specific to get a diverse population and that section of North London was more favorable to them. The study could have had many more participants but the conductors explained that those who did not participate were either involved in some kind of extracurricular activity in school or had an...