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Taking a Health Promotion Approach to the Problem of Bullying

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Show simple item record Hodgins, Margaret 2012-10-01T15:01:35Z 2012-10-01T15:01:35Z 2008
dc.identifier.citation Hodgins, M. (2008) 'Taking a Health Promotion Approach to the Problem of Bullying'. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy, 8 (1):13-23. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1577-7057
dc.description Journal article en_US
dc.description.abstract Health promotion is an emerging, multidisciplinary, endeavour that has much to offer the study of bullying. The negative health impacts of bullying are well documented, and indicate that having been bullied is associated with poor outcomes in both physical and mental health for both school children and adults. Governments, organizations and communities can improve health and prevent ill-health. Health Promotion advocates a 'settings approach' which is underpinned by the premise that the way in which a setting effects health is a function of the general conditions of that setting, rather than the provision of specific health care services within in it. Theoretical approaches to the understanding of bullying have consistently drawn attention to the interaction of individual and organisational factors, and to the importance of contextual factors, in particular power relations. Successful interventions, particularly in the school setting, are consistent with the settings approach, for example the whole-school approach, which has been implemented and evaluated in a series of studies. It results in a marked reduction in the number of bully/victim problems, in anti-social behaviour generally, and an improvement in student satisfaction with school life. The case is strong for taking a settings approach to dealing with bullying. This requires a recognition that the health of individuals within organisations such as schools and workplaces, is effected by the whole organisation and way it conducts itself, and will only be effectively resolved by addressing the difficulties, although experienced at an individual level, through organisational policies and practices. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy en
dc.subject Bullying en_US
dc.subject Workplace en_US
dc.subject Health promotion en_US
dc.subject Settings approach en_US
dc.title Taking a Health Promotion Approach to the Problem of Bullying en_US
dc.type Article en_US 2012-09-07T16:03:05Z
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dc.internal.rssid 1159686 Margaret Hodgins, Ctr For Health Promotion Studies, Room 338b, Clinical Science Institute, Nui Galway. 3349 Email:
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