This study examined whether or not sexual minorities who are also members of minority racial/ethnic, gender, and religious groups have an increased risk of being bullied. Data from the 2005 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) and School Crime Supplement (SCS) were utilized, where 11,525 randomly selected adult Americans were asked about being bullied. We ran Pearson Chi-Square analyses to determine whether or not each specific dual-minority status had an effect on the likelihood of an individual being bullied, and whether membership in an increasing number of minority statuses raised the likelihood of an individual being bullied regardless of the minority status. Results suggest that merely being a member of a second minority group does not, in itself, increase the likelihood of being bullied. However, if one is already being bullied for being a sexual minority, then membership in a racial/ethnic, gender, or religious minority group increases the odds of being bullied dramatically. As subjects moved from 0 to 3 additional minority group memberships, the likelihood of bullying due to sexual orientation increased first 22-fold, then 37-fold, and finally 167-fold, demonstrating a clear progression in bullying likelihood as the number of additional minority group memberships increases. Among those subjects bullied due to sexual orientation, a sizable 55% were members of additional minority groups. We discussed the implications of these findings for identifying those most likely persons to be victimized and targeting services to their needs.
|Advisor:||Cumella, Edward J.|
|Commitee:||Chung, Natasha, Shillingsburg, Alice|
|Department:||School of Arts & Sciences|
|School Location:||United States -- North Carolina|
|Source:||MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, GLBT Studies|
|Keywords:||Bullying, Ethincity, Gender, Race, Religion, Sexual orientation|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be