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Books with Information about Bullying Research

Hinduja, S. & Patchkin, J. (2012). School climate 2.0: Preventing cyberbullying and sexting one classroom at a time. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press. Authors draw on relevant research to examine the problem of bullying in schools and propose possible action to address it. Chapter 8 includes information related to importance of school-based bullying research.

Mishna, F. (2012). Bullying: A Guide to Research, Intervention, and Prevention. New York, NY: Oxford University Press. This book draws on research as overviews basic aspects of bullying. Theories connected with bullying in schools as well as the complexities and challenges associated with implementing treatment approaches are discussed.

Olweus, D. (1993). Bullying at School: What We Know and What We Can Do (Understanding Children's Worlds). Malden,MA: Blackwell Publishing. Text is based on Olweus’ pioneering bullying research. It includes suggestions for addressing school bullying.

Rivers, I. (2011). Homophobic bullying: Research and theoretical perspectives. New York, NY: Oxford Press. Dr. River traces the history of bullying research, including bullying research associated with gay, lesbian, and transgender youth.

Smith, P., Pepler, D. & Rigby, K. (2004). Bullying in schools: How successful can interventions be? New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. This text provides background information related to research on school-based bullying and analyzes reports from 13 anti-bullying programs implemented in 11 countries. The final chapter discusses general findings and suggests areas of focus future anti-bullying research projects.