Bullying, social exclusion anxiety and longing for belonging

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Some practitioners and researchers criticise the concept of bullying and suggest it replaced with e.g. conflict or harassment. We discuss the challenges enacted by the problematisation and propose a joint effort to improve both the conceptualisation and our cooperation in reworking it, while keeping bullying research dynamic and relevant. In our contribution, we view bullying as a socially enacted phenomenon with strong individual effects; we outline what a conceptualisation of bullying should take into account and suggest approaching some basic bullying mechanisms by combining the concepts of longing for belonging and social exclusion anxiety.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftNordic Studies in Education
Vol/bind38
Nummer4
Sider (fra-til)319-336
Antal sider17
ISSN1891-5914
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2018

    Forskningsområder

  • Bullying, School, Longing for belonging, Social exclusion anxiety, Community building, arallel morale, Bullying socially enacted, Mobning, Trivsel, Grundskole

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