Revista INFAD 2012


Nº1, Vol. 1, pp. 451-460 doi:  en trámite
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El bullying. Una aproximación a la delimitación operacional del concepto

Ana del Refugio Cervantes Herrera / Francisco Javier Pedroza Cabrera. pp. 451-460


Bullying is a problem that just started to be studied in the last forty years (starting the work in this area during late seventies of last century). Due to the severity of its consequences (which can range from minor injuries to suicide or homicide) has caught the attention of the scientific community and the general population. However, there are some ambiguities in the elements that define the concept which leads to difficulties in defining and properly assess an episode of bullying. That is why this paper presents an analysis of both the concept and their main elements. Finally this paper proposes a definition that seeks to demarcate the phenomenon in a verifiable way. Keywords: bullying, intention, aggression, power, conceptual definition.

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