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Assessing the role and extent of relational bullying among grade seven boys
Kevin Harnish (author)Colin Chasteauneuf (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
Number of pages in document: 88
The following research study examined relational bullying in a Christian-based elementary school context. Mixed methods were used to study grade seven students and the extent and nature of the relational bullying. Quantitative and qualitative data was collected through a student survey and an adult questionnaire. The results were analyzed using SPSS and by coding themes. The results of the analysis supported previously written literature that girls are relational bullies and boys are physical bullies. However, there is a contradiction that relational bullying is not a boys' issue . Boys are involved in relational bullying in school. Implications from the study indicate that boys will exclude, name call, tease and gossip and spread rumors as a means to bully peers. Boys superseded girls in relational bullying tactics except gossiping and spreading rumors.--P.ii
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