Date Approved

4-10-2003

Embargo Period

5-10-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School Administration

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Hurley, Dennis

Subject(s)

Reeds Road Elementary School (Galloway Township, N.J.); Bullying

Disciplines

Elementary and Middle and Secondary Education Administration

Abstract

This study was designed to determine if the existing Bully-Proofing Program at the Reeds Road Elementary School is working effectively. Utilizing an action research design, fifth and sixth graders completed a bully-proofing survey during the 2002-2003 academic year. This survey elicited student observations and actions of bullying within the school. Forty surveys were randomly chosen for analysis with the final research population being twenty fifth graders and twenty sixth graders (20 female/20 male). In analyzing the results, verbal bullying was responded to the most, outweighing all other forms. Another statistic is that boys were identified as bullies, more so than girls. The survey not only gave insight on bullying as an observer, as a victim, or as a bully themselves, but gives the indication that bullying is still very apparent within the school. Unfortunately, with so many bullying incidents reported it becomes rather difficult to deem the Bully-Proofing Program a complete success.

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