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ERIC Number: EJ1115161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1096-2409
Children's Tendency to Defend Victims of School Bullying
Porter, James R.; Smith-Adcock, Sondra
Professional School Counseling, v20 n1 p1-13 2016-2017
Defenders, or children who help victims, are studied less often than children who bully or are victims of bullying. In this study, the authors examined middle schools students' perceived normative pressure from significant others to help victims. Findings suggest that normative pressure from best friends mediated gender and defending, and the interaction of age and best friends' pressure was significantly related to defending. The article suggests implications for bullying prevention in middle schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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