CASTL Research Brief: Bullies, Victims and Disliking, the Feeling is Mutual

AUTHORS: Christopher A. Hafen, Brett Laursen, Jari-Erik Nurmi, & Katariina Salemla-Aro



This study uniquely examined some commonly held beliefs relating to bullying, victimization, and disliking in adolescence. Findings suggest that victims of bullying are not disliked by most peers, but rather strongly disliked by those who identify as a bully.  Implications are discussed relating to interventions that may help victims of bullying.