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ERIC Number: EJ1026126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0305-7240
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Good and Evil at School: Bullying and Moral Evaluation in Early Adolescence
Kollerová, Lenka; Janošová, Pavlína; Rícan, Pavel
Journal of Moral Education, v43 n1 p18-31 2014
We investigated how adolescents (sixth-graders, N = 357) morally evaluated hypothetical bullying and defending protagonists and whether these evaluations related to behavior in bullying as nominated by peers. Exploratory factor analysis (EFA) resulted in four factors for the evaluation of the hypothetical bullies: "Evil soul," "Contempt," "Cowardice," and "Deviance," and five factors for the evaluation of the hypothetical defender: "General admiration," "Courage," "Cool," "Empathic care," and "Fair justice." Corresponding scales were constructed. The findings showed that bullying positively correlated with evaluating the hypothetical bullies using "Cowardice" while victimization positively correlated with evaluating the hypothetical defender in terms of "General admiration," "Empathic care," and "Fair justice." MANOVA for each of the two sets of the evaluative scales indicated that behavioral status (bully, victim, defender, or uninvolved) had a significant effect on the moral evaluation of hypothetical bullies, and no significant effect on the moral evaluation of the hypothetical defender.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic
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