Joaquin Mora-Merchan

Joaquin Mora-Merchan
Universidad de Sevilla | US · Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación

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El acoso escolar provoca graves efectos en quienes se ven implicados, especialmente en las víctimas. Entre ellas, aquellas que viven estos episodios de forma prolongada son quienes manifiestan más consecuencias negativas. Para luchar contra este problema, el alumnado pone en marcha diferentes estrategias de afrontamiento que les permiten detener o...
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Environmental education is a decisive tool in the promotion of a citizenry committed to environmental sustainability. Among the current challenges, the management of water shortage is one of the main issues, thus addressing it from childhood is crucial to enhance the connection with nature. Few studies report on the impact of educational programmes...
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Different forms of verbal aggression are often presented in cyberbullying and are used to harm others in online communication. This study proposed to understand the influence of an aggressive communication style on adolescents’ intentions to engage in cyberbullying, their emotional well-being, and personal moral beliefs. A convenience sample of 218...
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Sexting refers to the exchange of sexual content material via technological devices. The definitions of this phenomenon vary greatly, mainly, depending on the types of sexting: primary and secondary. Besides the above, there is no common perspective on whether sexting is a risk behavior that entails some type of impact by itself or not and, in such...
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Resumen La intervención contra el ciberacoso entre escolares y otros riesgos asociados al uso inapropiado de las TIC y las redes sociales, es una importante demanda social. El programa «Asegúrate» pretende facilitar la labor docente en dicha intervención. El presente trabajo da cuenta del impacto de este programa entre quienes han mostrado ser meno...
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Cyberbullying is a phenomenon with important adverse consequences on victims. The emotional impact of this phenomenon has been well established. However, there is to date no instrument with good psychometric properties tested to assess such impact. The objective of this study was developing and testing the psychometric properties of an instrument t...
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Bullying y cyberbullying son fenómenos que están recibiendo en los últimos tiempos una gran atención debido a su alta presencia en los centros educativos. Entre las variables que ayudan a reducir el problema y su impacto están las estrategias de afrontamiento, cuyo uso se encuentra asociado a variables personales y contextuales. En este estudio, se...
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The negative effects of traditional bullying and, recently, cyberbullying on victims are well-documented, and abundant empirical evidence for it exists. Cybervictimization affects areas such as academic performance, social integration and self-esteem, and causes emotions ranging from anger and sadness to more complex problems such as depression. Ho...
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In Spain, few investigations have completed a longitudinal study. The main objective of this article is to make a comparison between two periods of time T1 (2008) and T2 (2011). 1848 students have taken part to our study. 861 participants were administered our survey questionnaire in T1 and 987 in T2. The sample was divided into three age groups :...
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Bullying y cyberbullying son fenómenos que están recibiendo en los últimos tiempos una gran atención debido a su alta presencia en los centros educativos. Entre las variables que ayudan a reducir el problema y su impacto están las estrategias de afrontamiento, cuyo uso se encuentra asociado a variables personales y contextuales. En este estudio, se...
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Past research has demonstrated the effects of bullying can be severe and long term for the individuals involved. The main aim of this study is to analyze the emotional impact on victims of traditional bullying, both direct and indirect forms, and of cyberbullying through mobile phones and the Internet. A sample of 5,862 adolescents from three diffe...
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An analysis was undertaken of 217 English school anti-bullying policies, from 169 primary schools and 48 secondary schools, using a 34-item scoring scheme. Findings were compared with an analysis of 142 schools six years earlier. Overall schools in the current analysis had about 49% of the items in their policies, a modest increase over the previou...
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The introduction of new technologies in our society has changed the ways people interact with other people. Usually, these changes are positive but sometimes they are harmful. Cyberbullying is an example of that. The participants were 1671 pupils, split in three groups of age. Data is focused on differences between traditional bullying and cyberbul...
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Many recent studies have focused on the emotional consequences of bullying and cyberbullying on victims. However, few studies have analysed these feelings in relation to the specific kind of aggression. In this study we analyse the emotional impact of these phenomena on victims in relation to four types of aggressions: direct and indirect bullying...
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We examine the emotional impact caused to victims of bullying in its traditional form, both directly and indirectly, as well as bullying inflicted by use of new technologies such as mobile phones and the Internet. A sample of 1, 671 adolescents and young people responded to a questionnaire which asked if they had been victims of various forms of bu...
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El fenómeno del acoso escolar es uno de los problemas que más afecta al clima de convivencia de las aulas de la mayoría de los centros escolares. Actualmente es ya un tema muy investigado. Numerosos trabajos han descrito su incidencia y han valorado su gravedad. Sin embargo, el propio constructo "acoso escolar" requiere todavía un análisis más prof...
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Schools violence and bullying is a well known phenomenon in the society nowadays, and it is a classic investigation topic. But the ways that bullying is carry on have been evolved along the time and new forms of intimidation, harassment and maltreatment have risen. One of these forms is called cyberbullying. This article explores cyberbullying usin...
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Cyberbullying has become an emergent problem in our educational system. Nowadays, students use new technologies to bully others. However, despite of differences that we can find between this phenomenon and traditional bullying (face-to-face), are we in front of a new problem or rather we are looking at the same problem but from the other side? In t...
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En: Investigación en la escuela Sevilla 2008, n. 64 ; p. 93-103 Se presenta una investigación sobre la naturaleza, pervivencia y diferencias referidas a la edad y el sexo del fenómeno bullying entre escolares, a través del uso de las Tecnologías de la Información y la Comunicación. Partiendo de que estas herramientas son útiles para la educación y...
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Concerning the growing interest arising from bullying related issues, one of the most appealing aspects which is drawing more attention is the study of the effects of victimization experiences. In this study we will analyse, using a retrospective methodology, long-term effects of the participation as a victim of bullying episodes, specially stress...
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Impetus for the intervention, early stages of planning, and funding The first thing we should say about educational programmes against bullying in Spain is that, in the beginning, they ran up against the absence of information about the nature of bullying in our culture. Spanish schools, which are mainly public, have developed a very academic educa...
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This study examined the long-term correlates of victimization in school with aspects of functioning in adult life, using a specially designed Retrospective Bullying Questionnaire, which also included questions about short-term effects (e.g. suicidal ideation and intrusive memories) and victimization experiences in adulthood. Current relationship qu...
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This study examined the long-term correlates of victimization in school with aspects of functioning in adult life, using a specially designed Retrospective Bullying Questionnaire, which also included questions about short-term effects (e. g. suicidal ideation and intrusive memories) and victimization experiences in adulthood. Current relationship q...
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The ways in which children appraise and cope with school bullying are likely to influence the long-term outcomes experienced. To examine this possibility, 219 Spanish undergraduate students (73 male, 146 female) aged between 18 and 40, completed an adapted version of the Retrospective Bullying Questionnaire (RBQ; Schäfer et al., 2004) and a distres...
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Research suggests that the relationship between school bullying and its various risk factors should be clearer among girls than boys, and should become stronger with age, as roles within the peer group stabilise. This paper tests this theory by comparing sex, school type, and bully/victim status differences in friendships and playground social inte...
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Background The purpose of this study was to establish the usefulness of single photon emissioncomputed tomography (SPECT) and psychological tests for diagnostic of neuro-Behçet(NB) and to evaluate the clinical significance of neurological symptoms that are difficult to interpretand asymptomatic abnormalities in diagnostic tests. Patients and metho...
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The purpose of this study was to establish the usefulness of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and psychological tests for diagnostic of neuro-Behçet (NB) and to evaluate the clinical significance of neurological symptoms that are difficult to interpret and asymptomatic abnormalities in diagnostic tests. Forty patients with Behçet'...
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El fenómeno de la violencia entre iguales ha sido objeto de interés científico durante las últimas tres décadas y, durante este periodo de tiempo, se ha demostrado su presencia en un gran número de países (Sinith et al., 1999). Este problema también ha sido investigado en España y los resultados indican tendencias similares al resto de Europa (Orte...
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En: Revista de educación (Madrid) Madrid 2001, n. 325, mayo-agosto; p. 323-338 Se reflejan los resultados de un estudio acerca de los malos tratos entre los escolares cuyo objetivo es probar la eficacia del cuestionario 'General survey questionaire TMR' creado dentro del proyecto 'Natures and prevention of bullying' en el que participan equipos de...
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En: Revista de Enseñanza Universitaria Sevilla 1996, n. extraordinario ; p.45-61 El cambio que estamos experimentando en nuestro Sistema Educativo ha generado un aumento en las necesidades de orientación de los alumnos preuniversitarios. Estas necesidades las podemos enmarcar en tres áreas: orientación vocacional y profesional, orientación para la...

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This project aims to respond to adolescent sexual harassment in Spain, designing, implementing, and assessing the efficacy of a sexual harassment prevention programme (VIRTUAL-PRO). VIRTUAL-PRO will include virtual reality as a tool to test if it encourages empathy, sensitivity, actives attitudes towards victims, and reduces aggressive behaviour. Funded by: Fundación La Caixa. http://virtualpro.es/
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Este proyecto cuenta con dos objetivos generales. El primero, testar un modelo explicativo de la violencia interpersonal en la adolescencia basado en factores individuales socioemocionales, y en la red de iguales. El segundo, diseñar, implementar y evaluar la eficacia de un programa psicoeducativo comprensivo contra la violencia interpersonal en la adolescencia (programa PREVENT). Financiado por: Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (España)