Developing a framework for identifying the characteristics of the bully and the bullied in middle schools: A pilot study

Shewanna Conner Buchanan, Tennessee State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify the characteristics of middle school students in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools District (MNPS) attending Title I (high-risk poverty) schools in fifth through eighth grade who have been identified as being a bully or a victim of a bully. This study sought to recognize characteristics common to students who are the victims and perpetrators of bullying within their schools. The study assessed the frequency of reported incidents of bullying and victimization to middle school guidance counselors. The study also examined the demographic, personality traits, and behavioral traits of both bullies and victims.^

Subject Area

Psychology, Behavioral|Education, Middle School|Education, Educational Psychology|Psychology, Cognitive|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Shewanna Conner Buchanan, "Developing a framework for identifying the characteristics of the bully and the bullied in middle schools: A pilot study" (2013). ETD Collection for Tennessee State University. Paper AAI3612219.
http://digitalscholarship.tnstate.edu/dissertations/AAI3612219

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