Verbal Victimization And Mental Health

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Introduction Bullying has impacted many secondary school students, making them feel self-conscious, less confident, and more anxious. A study by Collier, Bos, and Sandfort (2013) discusses this common incidence and the connection between homophobic verbal victimization and mental health in teenagers. The article highlights a specific kind of bullying, homophobic name-calling and its connection to teenager mental health in the Netherlands. They also examine the different parts of gender, gender expression, and sexual preferences in homophobic peer victimization. The verbal victimization that is being used by children and teenagers tend to emphasize status differences. The teenagers who use of homophobic nicknames tend to have other…show more content…
After, the authors explain how peer victimization has various mental health outcomes in LGB youth. They found that when controlling for previously reported levels of each psychosocial outcome variable that homophobia victimization anticipated concern, misery and lowered sense of school belonging in boys and extraction in girls. After this finding, it indicates that homophobic victimization had a great mental health impact on sexual minority youth more than the heterosexual peers. In addition, the authors discuss that in the Netherlands, 13-15-year-olds found that who have same-sex most likely to get negative treatment by other students than those without same-sex. Therefore, in the Netherlands in which the social expectations for women and men are very similar than different. In the Netherlands, where homosexuality is less stigmatized and the gender roles are less strictly regarded. Study Purposes and Hypothesis This study’s main purpose was to explain the predominance of homophobic name-calling in a case of Dutch teenagers where they also analyze the experience of teenagers who has been targeted by homophobic name-calling associated to psychological distress. The study has suggested three different types of hypothesis for this experiment. First hypothesis, the authors describe that victimization from homophobic name-calling would be
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