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Bullying Experiences Among Korean-American Adolescents (page 3)

By — Bullying Special Edition Contributor
Updated on Apr 26, 2010

Conclusion

Victims endorsed relatively highly in the areas that relate to their ethnicity, such as country of origin, being different, and skin color. Other reasons that may or may not be related to their ethnicity or discrimination are endorsed fairly highly too, such as being fat, looking funny, getting good grades, friends being weird, or being a wimp. When we examine the patterns of reasons the observers and bullies endorsed for bullying experiences, they are not necessarily related to ethnicity or ethnic stereotyping, suggesting that the target reasons for being bullied could be broader than the context of discrimination. The results suggest that the experiences of bullying among Korean/Asian-American adolescents and their related mental health issues need to be addressed in a comprehensive context of their culture, school and discrimination experiences.

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