Children's social reasoning in the context of bully victimization

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dc.contributor Thoma, Stephen
dc.contributor Lochman, John E.
dc.contributor Robinson, Cecil D.
dc.contributor Giesen, Judy L.
dc.contributor.advisor Curtner-Smith, Mary Elizabeth Porter, Malvin 2017-03-01T14:37:11Z 2017-03-01T14:37:11Z 2010
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000476
dc.identifier.other Porter_alatus_0004D_10521
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to evaluate a new measure of children's social reasoning about bully victimization, the Children's Bully/Victim Survey (CBVS). The CBVS attempts to assess what children think are appropriate behavioral responses to hypothetical scenarios about being victimized by bullies and about witnessing bully victimization. The study also examined how children explain or justify their actions. Participants in the study included children enrolled in the 5th grade and their teachers from schools in the southeast. This study examined how the quality of children's Action Choices in hypothetical stories about bully victimization relates to their Justification Choices. This study includes the influence of demographic variables such as gender, intellectual ability, bully/victim group membership, story character role, and story form of victimization on children's Action and Justification Choices. Teacher reports of children's behavior were compared with children's self-reports of Action and Justification choices. Significant relationships were found between children's Actions Choices and Justification Choices. However, teacher reports of children's social behavior with peers did not significantly relate to children's self reports of how they would respond to hypothetical bully victimization scenarios. Additionally, child demographic variables did not reflect significant variation between teacher groupings for children's intellectual ability and bully/victim group membership. However, there were significant differences in children's Action Choices and Justification Choices based on gender, story character role and story form of victimization.
dc.format.extent 232 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Educational Psychology
dc.title Children's social reasoning in the context of bully victimization
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Studies in Psychology, Research Methodology, and Counseling Educational Psychology The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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