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ERIC Number: EJ871550
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Alabama Elementary Principals' Perceptions of Bullying
Flynt, Samuel W.; Morton, Rhonda Collins
Education, v129 n2 p187-191 Win 2008
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center, approximately 3 out of every 10 students in today's schools are affected as bully, victim, or both. Olweus (1993), a leading authority on bullying, defines a bully as a person who demonstrates repetitive aggressive behavior that purposefully hurts another person and ultimately results in a systematic abuse of power. The focus of this study was to gain a better understanding of principals' perceptions of bullying as it relates to students with disabilities. A descriptive, quantitative design was utilized in this study with data collection accomplished through questionnaires completed by the study participants. Respondents largely view bullying as a minor problem in their schools. Ninety percent of survey respondents reported that students with disabilities are victims on some occasions and bullies in other instances. Although principals seem to view bullying as a minor problem for the most part, they would welcome enhanced teacher preparation to help alleviate the problems associated with bullying and students with disabilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Alabama