© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2007 DOI: 10.1163/156853007X187081 Bullying and Animal Abuse: Is Th ere a Connection? Bill C. Henry a) and Cheryl E. Sanders b) a) Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Metropolitan State College of Denver, PO Box 17336, Denver, CO 80217 (corresponding author) E-mail: email@example.com b) Associate Professor, Metropolitan State College of Denver Sent 23 December 2005, Accepted 17 October 2005 Abstract In recent years, school violence has become an issue of great concern among psychologists, edu- cators, and law-enforcement oﬃcials. Th e purpose of the current study was to examine the relationship between bullying, victimization, and abuse of nonhuman animals. Th e study assessed bullying and victimization experiences, animal abuse, and attitudes toward animals within a sample of 185 college males. Results of the study highlighted the important distinction between males involved in single episodes of animal abuse and those involved in multiple epi- sodes of animal abuse. Further, results highlighted the signiﬁcance of the bully/victim phenom- enon with regard to participation in multiple acts of animal abuse. Th ose who were above the median with regard to both victimization and perpetration of physical bullying exhibited the highest rates of involvement in multiple acts of
Society & Animals – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2007
Keywords: ANIMAL ABUSE; FREQUENCY; BULLYING; ATTITUDES TOWARD ANIMALS; ANIMAL CRUELTY
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