ERIC Number: EJ1057957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
Pre-Service Teacher Beliefs on the Antecedents to Bullying: A Concept Mapping Study
Lopata, Joel A.; Nowicki, Elizabeth A.
Canadian Journal of Education, v37 n4 2014
In this study, researchers gathered Canadian pre-service teachers' beliefs on the antecedents to bullying. Concept mapping (Kane & Trochim, 2007) was used to analyze the data. This study's findings identified pre-service teachers to have accurate beliefs, inaccurate beliefs, and a lack of knowledge about the antecedents to bullying. Concept maps and accompanying factor-rating tables indicate that participants believe antecedents to bullying include family factors, abuse, instability and socio-economic factors, school and academic factors, interpersonal factors, and personal factors. Results may inform pre-service teachers' knowledge, and indicate what information pre-service teachers need to be taught.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Bullying, At Risk Persons, Concept Mapping, Family Characteristics, Child Abuse, Family Environment, Socioeconomic Influences, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Interpersonal Relationship, Individual Characteristics, Knowledge Level, Aggression, Student Behavior, Interviews, Substance Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Peer Relationship, Personality Traits, Multivariate Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada