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ERIC Number: EJ864845
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Bystander Involvement in Peer Victimization: The Value of Looking beyond Aggressors and Victims
Wiens, Brenda A.; Dempsey, Allison
Journal of School Violence, v8 n3 p206-215 2009
Peer victimization has been a focus of both research and prevention program development. This construct is typically measured from the victim and aggressor perspectives. However, prevention programming often includes an additional bystander perspective. The present study evaluated whether questions regarding witnessing peer victimization constitute a unique perspective. Sixth graders receiving a bullying prevention program were surveyed regarding peer victimization from the victim, aggressor, and bystander perspectives. Factor analyses showed that items from the bystander perspective constituted a unique factor. Given the potential role of bystanders in addressing peer victimization, the bystander perspective should be included in future research and evaluation. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A