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Thesis Julia EL KALLASSI


From 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2024

Understanding internalizing and externalizing symptoms related to bullying victimization at school: the role of psychological processes

Bullying prevention strategies remain, to this day, barely successful (Evans et al., 2014; Ttofi & Farrington, 2011). As a result, although developing strong programs is vital, addressing the situation of victims is critical in order to avoid harmful effects. Indeed, victim status appears to be highly related with dropping out of school as well as internalizing symptoms (social withdrawal, psychosomatic symptoms, anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, suicidal thoughts) (see meta-analyzes; Reijntjes et al., 2010; Zych et al., 2015). It is also strongly linked with externalizing issues (overactivity, poor impulse control, noncompliance, aggression) to a lesser extent (see meta-analyzes; Reijntjes et al., 2011; Zych et al., 2015 ). According to the research presented, the relationship between victimization and internalization and externalization issues appears to be cyclical. However, while we can explain why internalizing and externalizing behaviors might predict victimization (subjected victim / provocative victim), we still don't understand why victims develop internalizing and/or externalizing symptoms. In other words, one must understand the variables (mediating and/or moderating) that account for the association between victimization and internalizing and externalizing symptoms. Furthermore, understanding and identifying these factors provides us with concrete goals for psychosocial interventions that would prevent the negative effects of bullying.

- Martine BOUVARD - (martine[dot]bouvard[at]univ-smb[dot]fr)

Mots-clés de la thèse :Psychological processes,Transdiagnostic psychopathology,Bullying,,


From 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2024


Financement associatif / NBE Management Corp., USA

Submitted on 16 November 2023

Updated on 16 November 2023