Children break the silence. An exploratory study about aggressive behavior in Costa Rican schools.

This investigation will try to explore the grade of violence that exists between boys and girls who study in Costa Rican primary schools. To carry out this investigation, a deliberate sample of 916 students were chosen who were in third and sixth grade, and who come from diverse parts of the country...

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Main Author: Cabezas Pizarro, Hannia
Format: artículo científico
Language: Español
Published: Facutad de Educación, Universidad de Costa Rica 2011
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Online Access: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/educacion/article/view/469
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/22809
Summary: This investigation will try to explore the grade of violence that exists between boys and girls who study in Costa Rican primary schools. To carry out this investigation, a deliberate sample of 916 students were chosen who were in third and sixth grade, and who come from diverse parts of the country. It was found that 29% of the students have been victims of mistreatment caused by their peers in different forms in one or more occasions. The information that is analyzed in this investigation was obtained by means of a pilot survey, which was previously administered to groups of adolescents, but adapted for this study. This survey contains criteria established by Olweus (1998) to identify school harassment.