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Front. Psychol. | doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00046

ETHNIC-CULTURAL BULLYING VERSUS PERSONAL BULLYING: SPECIFICITY AND MEASUREMENT OF DISCRIMINATORY AGGRESSION AND VICTIMIZATION AMONG ADOLESCENTS

  • 1Universidad de Córdoba, Spain

The present study contrasts personal bullying with ethnic-cultural bullying. A representative pluricultural sample from a Spanish adolescent population of Secondary Education took part in the study (N=27369). The sample filled in the EBIPQ to measure the personal bullying. Additionally, they filled in an adaptation of this questionnaire to measure the ethnic-cultural bullying: the EBIPQ-ECD. The EBIPQ-ECD validation showed optimal psychometric properties and a bidimensional structure: ethnic-cultural victimization and ethnic-cultural aggression. The same roles of participation in personal bullying —aggressor, victim, bully/victim, non-involved— were observed in ethnic-cultural bullying, but they did not coincide with each other in a considerable part. Therefore, we concluded that ethnic-cultural bullying is a different phenomenon from personal bullying, with the possibility of existing certain dynamism between both. To prevent and mitigate ethnic-cultural bullying, educational inferences are proposed. We also recommend the use of the EBIPQ-ECD as a tool to evaluate and detect ethnic-cultural aggressions and victimization.

Keywords: Bullying, Discrimination, Peer victimization, ethnic-cultural, Racism, Validation, questionnaire

Received: 15 Sep 2018; Accepted: 08 Jan 2019.

Edited by:

Isabel Menezes, Universidade do Porto, Portugal

Reviewed by:

Manuel García-Ramírez, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Armanda P. Matos, University of Coimbra, Portugal  

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* Correspondence: Dr. Juan Calmaestra, Universidad de Córdoba, Córdoba, Spain, juan.calmaestra@uco.es