JCCC Honors Journal


This study seeks to understand the short and long-term effects of peer abuse.

The terms “peer abuse” and “bullying” will be used interchangeably hereafter. Information from recent studies of peer abuse will be used to answer the following questions: What are the consequences of bullying on the affected population? How do variables such as the role one plays, type of bullying, and gender affect the outcomes of participants? How can we prevent bullying and what protective factors are valuable in preventing lasting negative effects?

A survey was also conducted of 358 random participants. The results will be used to support the conclusions of this study.