Author

Trevor Bixler

Publication Date

2018

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Demaray, Michelle K.

Degree Name

Ph.D. (Doctor of Philosophy)

Department

Department of Psychology

LCSH

Psychology

Abstract

This dissertation was completed to delineate mechanisms that influence bystander behavior in the presence of bullying phenomena. Given the limited investigations that exist into the differences between defender role behaviors and outsider role behaviors, the current study sought to further understand the variables which promote or inhibit action when bullying phenomena occur. Defender and outsider role behaviors were examined as outcomes among a sample of Midwestern students in grades six through eight. Students' perceptions of school climate were investigated as a predictor. The association between perceptions of school climate and bystander behaviors during bullying was proposed to be moderated by self-reported anxiety, gender, victimization experience, and the extent to which respondents have seen other students in their school put a stop to bullying.

Comments

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

Extent

127 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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