Thoughts and feelings about bullying

As part of her PhD, under the supervision of Dr Simon Hunter and Dr Susan Rasmussen at the University of Strathclude, Nathalie Noret is conducting a study examining children’s thoughts and feelings after they have experienced bullying behaviours.  This includes negative feelings such as feeling threatened or anxious, and more positive thoughts, such as feeling in control.

Research suggests that peer-victimisation may impact on young people’s mental health, but we know very little about how this relationship changes over time. Therefore, the aim of this study is to examine whether pupils’ interpretation and evaluation of their experiences of bullying may affect the relationship with symptoms of anxiety and depression.

Data collection will be taking place over the 2017/18 academic year, so please return to this page to keep up to date with the project findings.

Supporting resources

Participant information sheet for schools (PDF, 0.2MB)

Participant information sheet for parents (PDF, 0.2MB)

Participant information sheet for pupils (PDF, 0.2MB)

Related research

Noret, N, Hunter, S.C. and Rasmussen, S. (2017, 09) Does perceived social support moderate the relationship between peer-victimisation and adjustment? Paper presented at  BPS Developmental Psychology Section Annual Conference, Stratford Upon Avon.

Noret, N, Hunter, S.C. and Rasmussen, S. (2017, 07). The relationship between peer-victimization, cognitive appraisals, and adjustment:

A systematic review. Poster presented at  BPS Bullying in Schools Seminar, 19th July 2017, University of Keele.


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