Reducing bullying : an evaluation of school-based initiatives for the prevention and management of bullying

by Wurf, Gerald Charles

Abstract (Summary)
(Uncorrected OCR) ABSTRACT The alma of the current study were twofold. Firstly, the results of a questionnaire on bullying administered to 545 Year 7 students in four secondary schools in Hong Kong were used to investigate the Incidence and nature of bullying within International school contexts. Secondly. the same subjects participated in a quasi-experimental study to examine the effects of interventions designed to reduce bullying. Interventions at the whole school level, class level and individual level were evaluated. The results of a repeated measures ANOVA showed a significant reduction in class bullying composite scores following intervention at the whole-school level .025). Bullying was also reduced following a Year '' Intervention combined with an intervention at the individual level. It is argued that teachers and schools can be effective in reducing bullying. The implications of the findings for che practice of Educational Psychology are discussed-
Bibliographical Information:


School:The University of Hong Kong

School Location:China - Hong Kong SAR

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:bullying in schools prevention psychological aspects


Date of Publication:01/01/1994

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