This article analyzes the common and serious problem of peer victimization in South Korean (hereafter referred to as Korean) schools using Bronfenbrenner's ecological model. We conceptualize peer victimization within Korean culture, then identify and examine risk factors that operate simultaneously within and between five system levels: the micro-, meso-, exo-, macro-, and chrono-systems. Theories that explain relationships between the risk factors and peer victimization also are discussed. Finally, we draw implications from our ecological analysis for assessing, preventing, and treating peer victimization in Korean schools.
|Number of pages||15|
|Journal||Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment|
|State||Published - 2009|
- Ecological framework
- Peer victimization