ERIC Number: EJ1205756
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of Students' Perceptions of Teachers' Antibullying Behavior on Bullying Victimization: Is Sense of School Belonging a Mediator?
Doumas, Diana M.; Midgett, Aida
Journal of Applied School Psychology, v35 n1 p37-51 2019
This study evaluated the influence of students' perceptions of teachers' antibullying behavior and sense of school belonging on bullying victimization among elementary school students (N = 110). The authors used structural equation modeling to test a mediational model in which they hypothesized that sense of school belonging would mediate the relationship between students' perceptions of teacher behavior and bullying victimization. Results supported the mediational model, indicating students' perceptions of teachers' antibullying behavior was positively related to sense of school belonging, which in turn was related to lower levels of bullying victimization. Findings highlight the importance of teachers in fostering a positive school climate to reduce bullying behavior. Implications for school-based bullying prevention and intervention programs are discussed.
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Victims, Student School Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Behavior, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Prevention, Intervention, Educational Environment, Aggression
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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