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Gerais : Revista Interinstitucional de Psicologia

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WILLIAMS, Lúcia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque; D'AFFONSECA, Sabrina Mazo; CORREIA, Tatiane Alves  and  ALBUQUERQUE, Paloma Pegolo de. Long-term effects of victimization at school. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2011, vol.4, n.2, pp. 187-199. ISSN 1983-8220.

This study aimed at broadening the knowledge about the long term effects of school victimization by means of a pilot study investigating the most negative events experienced by university students during the school years preceding University. A sample of 81 students (M= 21 years of age, 76% female) answered the Student Alienation and Trauma Scale - Revised. The analysis of the data demonstrated that, in most cases, the person involved in the worst school experience was another student (52%), the experiences occurred between the age of 11 and 14 years old (45%) and involved a situation of verbal violence (45.3%). After the experience, 89% of the participants felt nervousness, anger, sadness, loneliness, and remembrance of the occurred event, and 38% of the sample presented a picture suggesting Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome. The results must be interpreted with caution, for it is an initial study. Alterations in the instrument and new application strategies are suggested.

Keywords : School Violence; Trauma; Bullying.

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