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Forgiveness, Shaming, Shame and Bullying

Braithwaite, John; Ahmed, Eliza


This study predicts self-initiated bullying from three variables: shaming, forgiveness and shame. Data were collected from 1875 Bangladeshi school children (60% girls; mean grade = 8.28) using the Bengali version of the Life at School Survey. Results demonstrated that reintegrative shaming and forgiveness were related to less bullying. High shame acknowledgment (accepting responsibility, making amends) and low shame displacement into anger or blaming others were also associated with less...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
DOI: 10.1375/000486505774824802


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