Instructor and peer bullying in college students: Distinct typologies based on Latent Class Analysis
Date of Original Version
Objective: Although bullying is traditionally considered within the context of primary and secondary school, recent evidence suggests that bullying continues into college and workplace settings. Participants/Method: Latent class analysis (LCA) was employed to classify college bullying involvement typologies among 325 college students attending a northeastern university. Results: Four classes concerning bullying involvement were revealed: Non-involved (36%); Instructor victim (30%); Peer bully-victim (22%); and Peer bully-victim/ Instructor victim (12%). Conclusions: Findings from this study, which classified college bullying experiences by incorporating both peer and instructor (teacher and professor) bullying, add substantially to the literature by providing insight into patterns of relatively unexplored bullying behaviors.
Journal of American College Health
Marraccini, Marisa E., Leslie Ann D. Brick, and Lisa L. Weyandt. "Instructor and peer bullying in college students: Distinct typologies based on Latent Class Analysis." Journal of American College Health 66, 8 (2018): 799-808. doi:10.1080/07448481.2018.1454926.