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dc.contributor.authorHunter, Gretchen Huff
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:19:12Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:19:12Z
dc.date.issued2009-08
dc.identifier.otherhunter_gretchen_h_200908_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/hunter_gretchen_h_200908_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/25824
dc.description.abstractThis study was conducted using archived data collected during the 2003-2004 school year in four elementary schools in the Southeastern United States. The original project was entitled I-CARE (Interdisciplinary Curriculum for Aggression Reduction in Education) and was designed to evaluate the efficacy of a year-long, universal, psychoeducationally-based, teacher targeted group intervention (Bully Busters). Bully Busters is designed to reduce aggression and bullying in children by training all staff and students and by modifying the school environment. The present study examined which demographic and psychological variables predict responsiveness to the intervention. The student and teacher surveys were developed for the intervention and included subscales on the following topics: school problems, school connection, bullying behaviors, victimization, happiness, confidence in choosing nonviolent solutions, parental supervision, nutrition, knowledge of intervention material, teachers' expectations for positive behavior, teacher self efficacy, and teacher rating of student behaviors. Four hundred eleven elementary students completed the pre- and posttest measures, and ratings were obtained from 393 teachers to provide a behavioral description of each student. Overall, the intervention was not effective in reducing student self-report of bullying and victimization. Conclusions and areas of further research are discussed.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectbullying
dc.subjectvictimization
dc.subjectschool problems
dc.subjectschool-based intervention
dc.titleComparing bullies and victims
dc.title.alternativewho responds to a universal intervention program to decrease bullying behaviors in elementary schools?
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentCounseling and Human Development Services
dc.description.majorCounseling Psychology
dc.description.advisorLinda Campbell
dc.description.committeeLinda Campbell
dc.description.committeePamela O. Paisley
dc.description.committeeArthur Horne
dc.description.committeeBrian A. Glaser


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