Adult Bullying: Perpetrators and Victims


Adult Bullying has been written as the result of community anti-bullying projects in which distressingly large numbers of adults came forward for help, both as victims and as bullies. Peter Randall provides a detailed consideration of the nature and range of bullying, located within instrumental and affective aggression. He describes the learning processes and the family backgrounds that give rise to bullies and victims, both as children and later as adults. The pervasive nature of these patterns shows that personal harassment becomes a way of life, leading to a significant influence within the workplace and the community. Adult Bullying will be a valuable resource for managers, counsellors, social workers and anyone who has experienced bullying, whether as victim or perpetrator.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 1997


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