Date Approved

4-5-2005

Embargo Period

4-19-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Moyer, David H.

Subject(s)

Bullying in schools--New Jersey; School safety patrols--New Jersey

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the effectiveness, as perceived by teachers and students, of the Glassboro Intermediate School's Bully Patrol in reducing bullying for seventh and eighth grade students. The data gathering procedures were teacher and student surveys using the convenience sampling technique. The results of this study were based upon the analysis of the feedback that the teachers and students provided.

The major conclusions of this study provided important insights into the Glassboro Intermediate School's Bully Patrol. The data revealed that almost all of the teachers perceived the bully patrol to be effective in eliminating bullying behaviors. In addition, the majority of seventh grade students also believed the Bully Patrol to be a useful school-wide anti-bullying program. In contrast, a noteworthy portion of the eighth grade students, who generally were pessimistic about the school's policies and programs, did not think that the Bully Patrol was very effective. Even so, the Bully Patrol continued to function at the Glassboro Intermediate School as a deterrent to bullying and bullying behaviors.

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