Bullying Prevention Programs And Research Essay
According to Olweus (1991), Roland (1989), and Sharp & Smith (1993) sited in Trip et al. (2015) “bullying is a subcategory of aggressive behavior characterized by intentional harm-doing, repetition and imbalance of power.” Dewey Cornell and Catherine P. Bradshaw (2015) examine bullying prevention programs and research in U.S. schools. They identified key challenges in measurements and approaches of intervention as well as implementation of the programs.
Trip et al. (2015) examine the effectiveness of anti-bullying prevention programs on cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. The programs they examined focuses on Rational Emotive Behavioral Education (REBT), and a Viennese Social Competence component (ViSC). ViSC derives from a social learning theory. Trip et al. (2015) collected pretest, midpoint, and posttest. Using self-assessments, they measured overt and internalizing anger, learning and entitlement, bullying perpetration and…