Bullying Prevention Programs And Research Essay

787 Words Mar 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Bullying has been an issue that many students have encountered around the world. Institutions and educators have spent countless amount of funds and research on bullying prevention. The experimental proposal will focus on the question “Are bullying prevention programs actually prevent bullying? Hypothesizing that generally, bullying prevention programs decrease the rate of victimization slightly while increasing awareness. While not all bullying programs prevent bullying some increase bullying while others create awareness.
Literature Review
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…

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