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Luciene Tognetta
Departamento de Psicologia da Educação Faculdade de Ciências e Letras Unesp Campus Araraquara São Paulo Brasil
José María Avilés
Departamento de Psicología de la Universidad de Valladolid- España
Pedro Rosário
Grupo Universitario de Investigaciones en Autorregulación- (GUIA) Universidade do Minho – Portugal
Natividad Alonso
CEIP Francisco Pino Valladolid- España
Vol. 2 No. 1 (2015), Articles, pages 30-34
Submitted: Jun 27, 2015 Accepted: Aug 8, 2015 Published: Jul 31, 2015
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This article discusses the relationship between bullying and moral disengagements. In a research study conducted with 2,600 adolescents, between 14 and 16 years old, an attempt to verify their involvement in bullying, their self-efficacy beliefs regarding their academic performance and their possible moral disengagements was undertaken. A correlation between being bullying by others and the "dehumanization of the victim" was found. The participation in the bullying situation as authors, victims and spectators was also associated with "victim-blaming", showing the fragile profile of bullying victims and their diminished value. The results of this study allows for the understanding of the psychological mechanisms present in bullying, so that the school may re-think interventions and preventative measures that can be taken such that life is valued.


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