M.A. School Psychology-Professional School Psychology
Special Educational Services/Instruction
College of Education
Bullying in schools
Child Psychology | Student Counseling and Personnel Services
The purpose of this study was to examine the differences in opinions between students and the staff (teachers, non-certified support staff and certified support staff) in a suburban middle school with regard to bullying. The researcher summarized data from a survey administered to 671 participants within the school setting. The researcher analyzed which questions were relevant to the hypothesis, twelve questions were scored and the scores of students were then compared using a t-test to those of teachers, non-certified support staff and certified support staff. Overall, significant differences were noted between student and staff perceptions of bullying, and scores of the students tended to generally be more negative than those of the staff. Future research and limitations based on this study are discussed.
Pfeiffer, Paige, "Bullying among middle school students" (2013). Theses and Dissertations. 526.