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Moral disengagement in self-reported and peer-nominated school bullying.
Aggress Behav. 2011 Mar-Apr; 37(2):133-44.AB

Abstract

This study examined the relation between moral disengagement and different self-reported and peer-nominated positions in school bullying. The aims of this study were to (1) investigate moral disengagement among children for whom self-reported and peer-nominated bully status diverged and (2) compare levels of disengagement among self-reported and peer-nominated pure bullies, pure victims, bully-victims, and children not involved in bullying. A sample of 739 Danish sixth grade and seventh grade children (mean age 12.6) was included in the study. Moral disengagement was measured using a Danish version of the Moral Disengagement Scale and bullying was measured using both self-reports and peer nominations. Results revealed that both self-reported and peer-nominated bullying were related to moral disengagement, and that both pure bullies and bully-victims displayed higher moral disengagement than outsiders. Discrepancies between self-reported and peer-nominated bullying involvement indicates that a person's social reputation has a stronger association with moral disengagement than so far expected. Implications are discussed, highlighting the importance of further research and theory development.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark. mariloui@psy.au.dk

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21274851

Citation

Obermann, Marie-Louise. "Moral Disengagement in Self-reported and Peer-nominated School Bullying." Aggressive Behavior, vol. 37, no. 2, 2011, pp. 133-44.
Obermann ML. Moral disengagement in self-reported and peer-nominated school bullying. Aggress Behav. 2011;37(2):133-44.
Obermann, M. L. (2011). Moral disengagement in self-reported and peer-nominated school bullying. Aggressive Behavior, 37(2), 133-44. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.20378
Obermann ML. Moral Disengagement in Self-reported and Peer-nominated School Bullying. Aggress Behav. 2011 Mar-Apr;37(2):133-44. PubMed PMID: 21274851.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Moral disengagement in self-reported and peer-nominated school bullying. A1 - Obermann,Marie-Louise, Y1 - 2010/11/23/ PY - 2009/09/01/received PY - 2010/10/01/accepted PY - 2011/1/29/entrez PY - 2011/1/29/pubmed PY - 2011/5/26/medline SP - 133 EP - 44 JF - Aggressive behavior JO - Aggress Behav VL - 37 IS - 2 N2 - This study examined the relation between moral disengagement and different self-reported and peer-nominated positions in school bullying. The aims of this study were to (1) investigate moral disengagement among children for whom self-reported and peer-nominated bully status diverged and (2) compare levels of disengagement among self-reported and peer-nominated pure bullies, pure victims, bully-victims, and children not involved in bullying. A sample of 739 Danish sixth grade and seventh grade children (mean age 12.6) was included in the study. Moral disengagement was measured using a Danish version of the Moral Disengagement Scale and bullying was measured using both self-reports and peer nominations. Results revealed that both self-reported and peer-nominated bullying were related to moral disengagement, and that both pure bullies and bully-victims displayed higher moral disengagement than outsiders. Discrepancies between self-reported and peer-nominated bullying involvement indicates that a person's social reputation has a stronger association with moral disengagement than so far expected. Implications are discussed, highlighting the importance of further research and theory development. SN - 1098-2337 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21274851/Moral_disengagement_in_self_reported_and_peer_nominated_school_bullying_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.20378 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -