Hoover's Bully Blog

Welcome to John Hoover's anti-bullying Blog; I am a Professor of Special Education at St. Cloud State Univeristy in Minnesota. I have been interested in bullying since about 1989. Please e-mail me at jhhoover@stcloudstate.edu if I can answer questions about my interests or if you have ideas about bullying prevention & research. I will update and edit the list of materials on this website regularly.

Thursday, April 17, 2003

Hello to the professional educators and caring staff from Verndale, Minnesota. I hope the weather cooperates for my visit. The Good Lord willing and the creeks don't rise, I will see you all at 1:30 this afternoon!!!

The "Bullying Prevention Handbook" and "Teasing and Harassment" books are published by national Educational Service in Bloomington, IN. The materials can be ordered online at www.nesonline.com ; or, you can call toll free at (800) 733-6786. The other book about bullying that I wrote with Dr. Scott Larson ("Risk in Our Midst") can be purchased from Group Publishers, Denver Colorado. They can be reached at http://www.grouppublishing.com/

I want to thank everyone involved with the MCMH conference in Duluth for the kind and generous hospitality I received..

Monday, April 14, 2003

I would like to send my heartfelt greetings to members of the Minnesota Association for Children's Mental Health (MACMH). The argument, in short, is that bullying prevention models might prove to be the single best mental health support mechanism that we can undertake with our children. In line with this, I offer some readings and websites that should interest MACMH members and others who browse this site,

Bullying and Mental Health Resources

Batsche, G. M., and H. M. Knoff. 1994. Bullies and Their Victims: Understanding a Pervasive Problem in the Schools. School Psychology Review 23 (2): 165–74.

Craig, W. (1998) The relationship among bullying, depression, anxiety and aggression among elementary school children. Personality and Individual Differences, 24, 123-130.

Crick, N.R. & Grotpeter, J.K. (1995) Relational aggression, gender and social psychological adjustment. Child Development, 66, 710-722.

Dawkins, J and Hill , P (1995). Bullying: another form of abuse ? In David TJ (ed.) Recent Advances in Paediatrics 13. Edinburgh, 103- 122.

Dawkins, J. (1995) Bullying in schools: doctors' responsibilities.British Medical Journal, 310 174-274.

Dodge, K.A, and Coie, J.D. (1987) Hostile attributional biases among aggressive boys are exarerbated under conditions of threats to the self. Child Development, 58, 213 - 224.

Egan, S. K.; Perry, D. G. (1998) Does low self-regard invite victimization? Developmental-Psychology Vol34(2): 299-309.
Forero, R., McLellan, L., Rissel, C. and Bauman, A. (1999). Bullying behaviour and psychosocial health among school students in NSW, Australia. British
Medical Journal. 319: 344-348.

Gilmartin, B.G. (1987). Peer group antecedents of severe love-shyness in males. Journal of Personality, 55, 467-489.

Kaltialo-Heino, R., Rimpela, M., Marttunen, M., Rimpela, A. and Ratenen, P. (1999. "Bullying, depression and suicidal ideation

Kochenderfer, B.J. & Ladd, G.W. (1996). Peer Victimisation: Cause or Consequence of School Maladjustment. Child Development, 67, 1305-1317
Gilmartin, B.G. (1987). Peer group antecedents of severe love-shyness in males. Journal of Personality, 55, 467-489.

Kaltialo-Heino, R., Rimpela, M., Marttunen, M., Rimpela, A. and Ratenen, P. (1999. "Bullying, depression and suicidal ideation

Kochenderfer, B.J. & Ladd, G.W. (1996). Peer Victimisation: Cause or Consequence of School Maladjustment. Child Development, 67, 1305-1317

Kumpulainen, K, Rasanen, E, Henttonnen, I., Almquest, F, Kresanov, K, Linna,S I., Moilanen, I., Piha, J., Puura, K., Tamminen, T (1998) Bullying and psychiatric symptoms among elementary school-age children Child Abuse and Neglect, 22 (7) 705-7

Olweus, D. (1992). Victimisation by peers: antecedents and long term outcomes. In K.H. Rubin and J. B.. Asendorf (eds) Social withdrawal, inhibition and shyness in children, Hillsdale, N. J. :Erlbaum. 17.

Olweus, D. (1993). Bullying at school. Cambridge: Blackwell.

Mynard, H. & Joseph, S. (1997). Bully/victim problems and their association with Eysenck’s personality dimensions in 8-13 year olds. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 67, 51-54.

Rigby, K. (1997) What children tell us about bullying in schools Children Australia,

Rigby, K. (1998) Peer relations at school and the health of children Youth Studies Australia. Vol 17, 1, 13-17.

Rigby, K. (1998) Health effects of school bullying The Professional Reading Guide for Educational Administrators Vol 19, No.2. Feb/March .

Rigby, K. (1998) The relationship between reported health and involvement in bully/victim problems among male and female secondary school students. Journal of Health Psychology, 3, 4, 465-476

Rigby, K. (1998). Suicidal ideation and bullying among Australian secondary school children. Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 15,1,45-61.

Rigby, K. (1999) Peer victimisation at school and the health of secondary students. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 22, 2, 28 - 34.

Rigby, K. (2000) Effects of peer victimisation in schools and perceived social support on adolescent well-being Journal of Adolescence, 23.1.57-68.

Rigby,K (2001) Health consequences of bullying and its prevention in schools. In J Juvonen and S Graham(Eds) Peer Harassment in school. New York: Gulford

Rigby, K (2002) New perspectives on bullying. London: Jessica Kingsley.

Rigby,K & Bagshaw, D. (2001) What hurts? The reported consequences of negative interactions with peers among Australian school children. Children Australia, 26, 4, 36 – 41.

Rigby, K and Cox, I. K. (1996) The contributions of bullying and low self-esteem to acts of delinquency among Australian teenagers. Personality and Individual Differences. 21,4,609-612.

Rigby, K. and Slee, P. T. (1993) Dimensions of interpersonal relations among Australian school children and their implications for psychological well-being. Journal of Social Psychology, 133(1), 33-42

Rigby, K.and Slee, P.T. (1999) Suicidal ideation among adolescent school children, involvement in bully/victim problems and perceived low social support Suicide and Life-threatening Behavior, 29, 119-130.

Salmon, G., Jones, A., and Smith, D.M.(1998) Bullying in school: self-reported anxiety and self-esteem in secondary school children. British Medical Journal, 317, (7163) 924-5.

Sharp, S. (1995). How much does bullying hurt? The effects of bullying on the personal well-being and educational progress of secondary aged students. Educational and Child Psychology, 12, 81-88.

Slee, P. T. (1995). Peer Victimization and its relationship to depression among Australian Primary School Students. Person. Individ. Diff. Vol. 18, 1, 57 - 62.

Slee, P.T. and Rigby, K. (1993) The relationship of Eysenck's personality factors and self-esteem to bully/victim behaviour in Australian school boys. Personality and Individual Differences, 14, 37

Stanley, L. and Arora, T. (1998). Social exclusion amongst adolescent girls: Their self-esteem and coping strategies. Educational Psychology in Practice, 14 (2) 94-100.

Williams, K., Chambers, M., Logan, S. & Robinson, D. (1996). Association of common health symptoms with bullying in primary school children. British Medical Journal, 313: 17 - 19.

Zubrick, S.R., Silburn, S.R., Gurrin, L., Teoh, H., Shepherd, C., Carlton, J. and Lawrence, D. (1997). Western Australian Child Health Survey: Education, Health and Competence. Perth, Western Australia: Australian Bureau of Statistics and Institute for Child Health Research.