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ERIC Number: EJ1057957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: EISSN-1918-5979
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada