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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

20

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 1-14

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2014

Abstract

This study examines bullying by focusing on bullies, victims, and witnesses. In an effort to examine long-term correlates of bullying, we asked university students about their experiences with bullying in middle school. We administered a 65 question survey to 191 college students from several university campuses. The survey was made up of the Handling Bullying Questionnaire (Bauman, Rigby & Hoppa, 2008), the Bullying Prevalence Questionnaire (Rigby & Slee, 2003), the Revised Pro-Victim Scale (Rigby, 1997), and 13 researcher created questions which dealt with the participants' experiences with bullying. We hypothesized that rates of bullying would be high and that the long-term correlates of witnessing bullying would be the same as those for being a victim of bullying. Most of the participants reported witnessing acts of bullying and being victims of bullying in middle school. Very few participants reported bullying others. We found non-violent forms of bullying to be the most common. Bullies and witnesses, but not victims, were more likely to say they would intervene to stop a case of bullying. Otherwise, witnesses and victims responded similarly.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

Bullying; Bully-victims; Vicarious trauma; Witnesses;

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

14 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 20 no. 1 2014

Rights

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Psychology Commons

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