Author(s)

Alison Hunt

Date Approved

7-26-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Allen, Terri

Subject(s)

Alternative schools;Bullying in schools

Disciplines

Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services

Abstract

The current study compared perceptions of bullying experiences among students in a public in-house alternative high school education program for at-risk students with those of the students in the general education population of the same high school. Eleven students enrolled in the alternative high school education program between the ages of 16 and 19 were asked to report their experiences with bullying through a school-created survey that is administered annually to the entire high school population. The results of the 2010 survey of 816 high school students were compared to the results of the 11 students enrolled in the alternative education program. An independent samples t test revealed no significant difference in perceptions of bullying experiences between the results of the two groups. Both groups reported experiencing almost the same amount of bullying during their school year. The implications of these results will be addressed, and recommendations for future research will be discussed.

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