Author

Trevor Bixler

Publication Date

2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Demaray, Michelle K.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Bullying||Helping behavior||Bystander effect||Assistance in emergencies||Social ethics

Abstract

This thesis is constructed to delineate mechanisms that influence bystander behavior in the presence of bullying phenomena. Purpose for this study is derived from the shallow empirical history of differentiation between passive outsiders and intervening defenders, particularly when concerned with student populations within the United States. This study included child participants in grades four and five from the Midwestern region. These participants were administered a series of survey measures, in addition being read aloud a vignette depicting bullying. Role orientation, defender or outsider, were examined as an outcome to be related with the social-cognitive predictor variables of empathy, attitudes toward aggression, perceptions of social support, and immediate social support.

Comments

Advisors: Michelle K. Demaray.||Committee members: Christine K. Malecki; Julia Ogg.||Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

iv, 125 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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Text

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