Dimensions of bullying: examining face-to-face and cyber-bullying among adolescents with and without emotional and behavioural disorders

dc.contributor.authorEvancio Barker, Laurissa
dc.contributor.supervisorMacoun, Sarah
dc.date.accessioned2017-10-04T20:44:41Z
dc.date.available2017-10-04T20:44:41Z
dc.date.copyright2017en_US
dc.date.issued2017-10-04
dc.degree.departmentDepartment of Educational Psychology and Leadership Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts M.A.en_US
dc.description.abstractBullying, in its many different face-to-face and cyber manifestations, profoundly impacts involved youth, particularly those with special education needs. Schools have typically focused on policing the bullies, while teaching victims of bullying effective reactive responses. The objective of this study was to identify those students at greatest risk, the factors placing them at risk, and to understand the source of their consequently aggressive social behaviours and communication. Understanding root causes thereby enables schools to shift toward proactively preventing bullying behaviours. Evidence suggests that adolescents with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders (EBD) are overrepresented in the face-to-face bullying dynamic. Through a social-ecological lens, the current study compares bullying involvement among typically developing adolescents (n = 134) with EBD adolescents (n = 30), and considers how within-person characteristics of adolescents with EBD are influenced by and interact with bi-directional microsystem (i.e. family, friends, teachers, school) and macrosystem (i.e. social and educational patterns of programming) factors to increase or decrease face-to-face- and cyber-bullying involvement. As hypothesized, adolescents with EBD were significantly more involved in both face-to-face- and cyber-bullying and –victimization. Predictive factors were uniquely identified for on- and off-line bullying and victimization. The current findings demonstrate a need to approach bullying prevention proactively by aiming resources at the source of social aggression.en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/8639
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rightsAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectBullyingen_US
dc.subjectvictimizationen_US
dc.subjectface-to-face bullying and victimizationen_US
dc.subjecttraditional bullying and victimizationen_US
dc.subjectcyberbullying and cybervictimizationen_US
dc.subjectSpecial Education Needsen_US
dc.subjectEmotional and Behavioural Disorders (EBD)en_US
dc.subjectInclusionen_US
dc.subjectSegregationen_US
dc.titleDimensions of bullying: examining face-to-face and cyber-bullying among adolescents with and without emotional and behavioural disordersen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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