Newfoundland and Labrador guidance counsllors' strategies for handling bullying

Power Elliott, Michleen (2010) Newfoundland and Labrador guidance counsllors' strategies for handling bullying. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine how guidance counsellors in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador would handle a specific verbal-relational bullying incident (i.e., analyzed through five composite scales: ignore the incident, work with the bully, work with the victim, enlist other adults, discipline the bully). Also of interest in this study were participant demographics, bullying programs and Positive Behaviour Supports. -- Bullying can be understood from a dynamic systems perspective where bullying occurs in the context of larger social systems, namely the home, community, and school. The current study focused on the school environment and in particular how guidance counsellors would handle a specific bullying scenario. -- The data for this study was collected using a published questionnaire entitled the “Handling Bullying Questionnaire” developed by Bauman, Rigby and Hoppa (2008). Demographic data such as age, sex, school population and years of experience were also collected. Ninety-four guidance counsellors in this province provided the data discussed in the following chapters. Data was analyzed using simper inferential statistics and descriptive statistics Results and study implications are discussed along with implications for guidance counsellors.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/9552
Item ID: 9552
Additional Information: Bibiography: l. 83-93.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 2010
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Bullying in schools--Newfoundland and Labrador; Student counselors--Newfoundland and Labrador; Conflict management--Newfoundland and Labrador

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