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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana – Educational Psychology, 2017
The aim of the present study was to examine whether class climate and class moral disengagement each contribute to explain different levels of victimisation among classes. Eight-hundred-and-ninety-nine children from 43 Swedish elementary school classes participated in the current study. Class moral disengagement, class relational climate and peer…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Moral Values, Victims, Peer Relationship
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Thornberg, Robert; Thornberg, Ulrika Birberg; Alamaa, Rebecca; Daud, Noor – Educational Psychology, 2016
This study examined 307 elementary school children's judgements and reasoning about bullying and other repeated transgressions when school rules regulating these transgressions have been removed in hypothetical school situations. As expected, children judged bullying (repeated moral transgressions) as wrong independently of rules and as more wrong…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Value Judgment, Logical Thinking
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Thornberg, Robert – Educational Psychology, 2010
This study investigated 202 elementary school children's judgements and reasoning about transgressions when school rules regulating these transgressions have been removed in hypothetical school situations. As expected, moral transgressions were judged as more wrong and less accepted than structuring, protecting and etiquette transgressions. In…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Moral Development, Moral Values, Investigations