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ERIC Number: EJ871975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Impact of the Word "Bully" on the Reported Rate of Bullying Behavior
Kert, Allison S.; Codding, Robin S.; Tryon, Georgiana Shick; Shiyko, Mariya
Psychology in the Schools, v47 n2 p193-204 Feb 2010
This study examined whether the definition and use of the word "bully" would result in lower self-reports of bullying behavior by providing students with one of three versions of a self-report measure with: (a) no reference to the word bully or its definition, (b) the definition of the word bully followed by use of the word in each item, or (c) the definition of the word bully and no further mention of the word bully in the item stems. Participants (N = 114) completed surveys, and statistical comparisons examined the impact of the word bully on reports of bullying behavior. Analyses indicated that respondents provided with a definition of and repeated exposure to the word bully reported significantly less bullying behavior than those who were not exposed to the word or its definition. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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