Bullying and Victimisation among Taiwanese Students in Special Schools
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AbstractThis study examined the prevalence of bullying and victimisation among students in special schools in Taiwan. The sample included 140 students with various disabilities, aged 12-18, from 10 special schools throughout Taiwan. Trained interviewers conducted face-to-face surveys using structured questionnaires. Results show that 31.8% of students in special schools experienced peer victimisation within the past year, while 26.5% of students had bullied others during that period. While the findings did not yield gender differences, students in junior high grades tended to report more victimisation experiences than did their senior high counterparts. Severity of disability was positively associated with both bullying and being bullied; however, no difference was found regarding types of disability. Delinquency was positively associated with student bullying and victimisation. Students who suffered victimisation also reported a higher number of suicide attempts. Implications for policy and practice are discussed.
All Author(s) ListWei HS, Chang HH, Chen JK
Journal nameInternational Journal of Disability, Development and Education
Volume Number63
Issue Number2
Pages246 - 259
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordsadolescents; bullying; disability; peer victimisation; school violence; special school; students; Taiwan
Web of Science Subject CategoriesEducation & Educational Research; Education, Special; Rehabilitation

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