Bullying behaviour is a common experience for a significant minority of children and adolescents. Bullying is the systematic abuse of power among peers or siblings (Sharp & Smith, 1994, p. 2; Wolke & Samara, 2004), with adverse effects on mental health in a significant number of victims (Stassen Berger, 2007). Physical bullying is characterised by observable, externalised behaviours including being hit or beaten up, physical threats, blackmail, and nasty tricks. In contrast, relational forms of victimisation include more subtle indirect forms of behaviour including friendship withdrawal, untrue rumours, and social exclusion. Crick and colleagues argued that physical and relational behaviours loaded onto separate factors (Crick and Grotpeter, 1995 N.R. Crick and J.K. Grotpeter, Relational aggression, gender, and social-psychological adjustment, Child Development 66 (1995), pp. 710–722. Full Text via CrossRef | View Record in Scopus | Cited By in Scopus (769)Crick & Grotpeter, 1995), while some argue that there is some overlap between physical, and relational forms of bullying (e.g., Archer & Coyne, 2005). Therefore, it is increasingly important to consider the possible overlap between physical and relational bullying
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