Adolescent harassment based on discriminatory bias

Stephen T Russell, Katerina O. Sinclair, Paul V. Poteat, Brian W. Koenig

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Abstract

Is harassment based on personal characteristics such as race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, or disability more detrimental than general harassment? In 2 large population-based studies of adolescents, more than one third of those harassed reported biasbased school harassment. Both studies show that bias-based harassment is more strongly associated with compromised health than general harassment. Research on harassment among youths rarely examines the underlying cause. Attention to bias or prejudice in harassment and bullying should be incorporated into programs and policies for young people.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-495
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Public Health
Volume102
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2012

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Adolescent harassment based on discriminatory bias. / Russell, Stephen T; Sinclair, Katerina O.; Poteat, Paul V.; Koenig, Brian W.

In: American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 102, No. 3, 03.2012, p. 493-495.

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Russell, Stephen T ; Sinclair, Katerina O. ; Poteat, Paul V. ; Koenig, Brian W. / Adolescent harassment based on discriminatory bias. In: American Journal of Public Health. 2012 ; Vol. 102, No. 3. pp. 493-495.
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