ERIC Number: EJ955823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
Bully Busters Modified: The Effect of a Brief Universal Intervention on Elementary School Teacher Efficacy, Skills and Knowledge, and Reports of Student Victimization of Peers
Newgent, Rebecca A.; Higgins, Kristin K.; Lounsbery, Karyl L.; Behrend, Bonni Nickens; Keller, Elizabeth A.
ERS Spectrum, v29 n1 p35-45 Win 2011
An assessment of a brief, but intensive modified Bully Busters universal prevention program on measures of teacher efficacy, teacher self-efficacy, teacher skills and knowledge about peer victimization, and teacher-reports of students' peer victimization was conducted with 30 elementary school teachers. Paired-samples "t" tests revealed clinically meaningful gains on a majority of the outcome variables, whereas independent-samples "t" tests revealed mixed results when considering prior training and additional professional development experiences. Implications for practice include the need for brief but intensive inservice programs for teachers, as well as more collaborations among teachers, administrators, and counselors. (Contains 3 tables.)
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Intervention, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Skills, Knowledge Level, Victims, Peer Relationship, Bullying, Program Evaluation, Program Effectiveness, Faculty Development
Educational Research Service.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A