Victimization and School Violence. The Role of the Motivation of Revenge, Avoidance, and Benevolence in Adolescents // Victimización y violencia escolar: el rol de la motivación de venganza, evitación y benevolencia en adolescentes



Published 03-07-2020
Celeste León-Moreno Belén Martínez-Ferrer Gonzalo Musitu Ochoa David Moreno Ruiz


The aim of the present study is to explore the relation among school victimization and school violence, taking into account the motivations of revenge, avoidance, and benevolence. The sample includes 671 adolescents of both sexes, between 10 and 16 years old, attending primary and secondary school. The structural equation model, calculated with EQS software, show that victimization is directly and indirectly related to school violence through revenge motivation. Victimization is also related to avoidance and benevolence motivations, although these are not associated with school violence. Multigroup analysis indicate statistically significant differences between boys and girls in the relation between victimization and benevolence. Finally, results and their implications are discussed in order to design interventions focused on aggressive victims.
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Victimization School violence Transgression motivation Adolescents