volume 28, issue 5, P428-434 2004
DOI: 10.1080/01650250444000144
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Abstract: This study examined the effect on pre-adolescent children’s attitudes to bullying of one group-based variable (group status) and two situational variables (rule legitimacy and rule consistency). Pre-adolescent boys ( n 1/4 229) read a story about a group of boys who had high or low (handball) status. The legitimacy (high versus low) of the rules governing the use of a handball court, and the extent to which the group’s claim to the court was consistent with the rules (high versus low), were also manipulated. …

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