Publication Date

2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Counselor Education

Abstract

The problem under investigation is bullying in schools and how it negatively affects everyone involved in the bullying situation. The Stand Up Against Bullies program was evaluated and implemented. The total number of the sample was 86 students. The total number of males was 46 and the total number of females was 40. The total number of 4th grade students was 42 and the total number of 5th grade students was 44. A pre-test was administered to measure the student’s previous and present experience with being bullied and what information they knew on how to effectively handle a bullying situation. The Stand Up Against Bullies program was implemented thereafter. A post-test was administered to measure again what information they knew on how to effectively handle a bullying situation. The present study showed that boys are bullied more then girls and that 4th grade reported being bullied more then 5th grade students. The percentages of correct responses in the pre and post-test show the effectiveness of the program. Implications for future research and school counselors were addressed.

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