CitationToomey, Russell B. & Russell, Stephen T. (2016). The Role of Sexual Orientation in School-Based Victimization: A Meta-Analysis. Youth and Society. vol. 48 (2) pp. 176-201
AbstractSchool-based victimization is associated with poorer developmental, academic, and health outcomes. This meta-analytic review compared the mean levels of school-based victimization experienced by sexual minority youth to those of heterosexual youth, and examined moderators of this difference. Results from 18 independent studies (N = 56,752 participants) suggest that sexual minority youth experience moderately higher levels of school-based victimization compared to heterosexual youth (d = 0.33). This effect varied by two study characteristics: the average effect size increased over time and was larger in studies that had a greater proportion of male participants. Results highlight the need for future research on school-based victimization to include measures of sexual orientation and for interventions to include a component that addresses sexual orientation. © 2013, © The Author(s) 2013.
Keyword(s)meta-analysis school-based victimization sexual orientation
NotesExport Date: 4 March 2016
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleYouth and Society
Author(s)Toomey, Russell B.
Russell, Stephen T.