McGuffee, Karen; O'Brien, Elizabeth; Weathington, Bart
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study examines the individual responses of bystanders to bullying based on situational and personal variables. Using self-report data collected on 935 university students, these variables were used to determine if there was a relationship between the variables and the decision to intervene in a bullying situation for a friend. The results suggested that race, sexual orientation, and direct forms of bullying (physical and cyber bullying) have a relationship between an individual’s choice to intervene in a bullying situation for a friend. The findings failed to support the hypothesis that personal factors such as gender, socio-economic status, and a history of being a bully and/or victim had an effect in the individual choice to intervene.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Bullying in schools -- United States; Cyberbullying -- United States
Higher Education | Legal Studies
Larsen, Katherine Marie, "Bystanders and bullying: a reflective examination of college students' experiences" (2014). Honors Theses.