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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Hong, Jun Sung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The aim of the current study was to longitudinally investigate the bi-directional relationship between moral disengagement and bullying perpetration in a sample of 1,354 students from 108 elementary classes in 69 public schools. Students participated in the study both at Time 1 (fourth grade) and around one year later at Time 2 (fifth grade).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Bullying, Elementary School Students
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Thornberg, Robert – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
Research on school bullying has its roots in the field of developmental and educational psychology, and appeals to the need for a theoretical and methodological widening in order to grasp its ambiguity and complexity. The article draws on ethnographic fieldwork in which 144 pupils and seven teachers participated from seven school classes in three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Bullying, Developmental Psychology
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Gini, Gianluca – Research Papers in Education, 2018
The aim of the present study was to test whether teacher-student relationship (TSR) quality and student-student relationship (SSR) quality at class level and class moral disengagement (CMD), considered together in a single model, were related to class prevalence of victims (CPV) of bullying. A sample of 899 Swedish children was recruited from 43…
Descriptors: Victims, Incidence, Bullying, Path Analysis
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
With reference to social-ecological, self-determination, attributional, and social cognitive theories, the current study examined whether gender, age, altruistic motivation to defend victims, and tendency to blame the victims, at the individual level, and the prevalence of reinforcing and defending, at the classroom level, were associated with…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Self Determination, Social Cognition
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Jungert, Tomas – School Psychology International, 2018
Authoritative school climates have been associated with less school bullying and other antisocial behaviors. However, studies focusing on the classroom level, as well as on bystander behaviors, are lacking. The aim of the current study was to examine whether authoritative classroom climates were associated with bullying victimization and various…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Classroom Environment, Correlation
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Forsberg, Camilla; Wood, Laura; Smith, Jennifer; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Jungert, Tomas; Thornberg, Robert – Research Papers in Education, 2018
The aim of the present study was to focus on how students articulate and discuss what factors influence students' decisions to defend or not defend victims when witnessing bullying. In this unique qualitative cross-collaborative study, where two research teams collected interviews from two cultural contexts, eighty-nine students with an age-range…
Descriptors: Bullying, Qualitative Research, Victims, Student Attitudes