Title

Cross-Cultural Comparisons of Bullying Among University Students: Perspectives from Argentina, Estonia and Finland, United Kingdom and United States

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2016

Department

Communication Studies

Abstract

Chapter 10 presents findings from a large cross-cultural study of bullying at universities in Argentina, Estonia, Finland and the US. Here Maili Pörhölä, Kristen Cvancara, Esta Kaal, Kaja Tampere and Beatriz Torres examine the social and cultural aspects of bullying at university and explore possible explanations for commonalities and differences among the different countries represented. They indicate that contrasts among the four countries in terms of geography, culture, politics, history and education may be reflected in the bullying experiences of students. The authors consider ways in which learning environments might be developed in order to support pro-social behaviour among students and staff.