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ERIC Number: EJ977412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Individual Motivations and Characteristics Associated with Bystander Intervention during Bullying Episodes among Children and Youth
Cappadocia, M. Catherine; Pepler, Debra; Cummings, Joanne G.; Craig, Wendy
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v27 n3 p201-216 Sep 2012
The aim of the current study was to explore bystander experiences during bullying episodes among children and youth attending a residential summer camp by investigating rates of witnessing and intervention, as well as individual motivations and characteristics associated with bystander intervention. The majority of children had witnessed bullying at least once in the past 3 weeks and reported intervening in some way. Among children who reported intervening, the strongest motivation appeared to be a sense of social justice. Among children who reported not intervening, the strongest motivation appeared to be the feeling that it was not their place to intervene because the bullying situation did not directly involve them and/or was not extremely severe. The determining factors for bystander intervention during bullying episodes differed between genders. Sociabl self-efficacy predicted bystander intervention among girls, while empathy and attitudes about bullying predicted bystander intervention among boys. Implications for bullying prevention are discussed. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada