Publication Date


Advisor(s) - Committee Chair

Lauren McClain (Director), Amy Krull, Donielle Lovell

Degree Program

Department of Sociology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


Bullying is an issue that has a presence felt by individuals residing all across the United States. There is not one universal accepted definition of this problem, but the types of bullying are as diverse as the individuals who are affected. This study looks at an under researched demographic of Biracial children in comparison to single-race children and the prevalence of bullying. The study uses data from the Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study. The original study took place in 20 urban cities across America with mothers and fathers of newborns (N=4,898). This study looks at the prevalence of bullying made possible from the 9 year follow up child survey (N=3,266). After analysis, results show that race is not a significant factor when comparing the prevalence of bullying between biracial children with their single-race peers.


Race and Ethnicity | Social Psychology and Interaction | Sociology of Culture