Reducing the effects of bullying in adolescence: the roles of schools and families.

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dc.contributor.author Burk Cahoj, Joan
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-02T13:24:44Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-02T13:24:44Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-02
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/11714
dc.description.abstract The increasing incidence of school-related bullying problems has caught the attention of the media in the United States and rest of the world. The bullying phenomenon has administrators, educators, school site councils, and parents searching for effective prevention programs to reduce youth peer violence and improve the learning environment for students. Many schools are required by state laws to have bullying intervention and prevention programs in place; however, questions arise about the success of popular and widely-used bullying prevention programs. Research data shows that zero-tolerance policies, which appeal to those who demand a strong disciplined reaction to peer violence, are often implemented without using common sense. Many parents or guardians of victimized children are either unaware of the problem, or they do not know what to do when their children are bullied. This report reviews current knowledge about bullying in school during adolescence. It begins by looking at the historical context of bullying and bullying research, and then examines adolescent development in relationship to bullying behaviors. The literature review includes topics regarding types and definitions of bullying, bully, victim, and bully-victim profiles, and well as the role of the bystander. Using Bronfenbrenner’s bio-ecological model of human development, this report then identifies the need for parental involvement as a way to help adolescents cope with bullying incidents. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Kansas State University en
dc.subject Bullying en_US
dc.subject Adolescence en_US
dc.subject Families en_US
dc.subject Schools en_US
dc.subject Olweus en_US
dc.subject Family life education en_US
dc.title Reducing the effects of bullying in adolescence: the roles of schools and families. en_US
dc.type Report en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Science en_US
dc.description.level Masters en_US
dc.description.department Department of Family Studies and Human Services en_US
dc.description.advisor Elaine M. Johannes en_US
dc.description.advisor Karen S. Myers-Bowman en_US
dc.subject.umi Individual & Family Studies (0628) en_US
dc.date.published 2011 en_US
dc.date.graduationmonth August en_US


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