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The relationship of school climate, teacher defending and friends on students' perceptions of bullying in high school.
J Adolesc. 2018 01; 62:128-139.JA

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of school climate, teacher defending, and friends on bullying and victimization. Participants were 2273 high school students from 3 public schools (an all girls, all boys boarding, and a co-ed day) in Kenya. A structural equation model was used to examine relationships between school climate, teacher behavior toward bullying, and student demographic characteristics, and bullying. Results revealed that a positive school climate was associated with less bullying behavior and victimization. In addition, when students reported that teachers stop bullying by students, bullying behavior and victimization scores were lower. Contrary to previous research these results showed that residents of a boys only boarding school were less likely to report bullying behavior than residents of an all girls school, or students at a co-educational institution. Furthermore, there were no differences in bullying behavior or victimization by gender or grade level. Implications of these results are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Ball State University, USA. Electronic address: wmucherah@bsu.edu.Ball State University, USA. Electronic address: whfinch@bsu.edu.Ball State University, USA.University of Indianapolis, USA. Electronic address: thomaskj@uindy.edu.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29197235

Citation

Mucherah, Winnie, et al. "The Relationship of School Climate, Teacher Defending and Friends On Students' Perceptions of Bullying in High School." Journal of Adolescence, vol. 62, 2018, pp. 128-139.
Mucherah W, Finch H, White T, et al. The relationship of school climate, teacher defending and friends on students' perceptions of bullying in high school. J Adolesc. 2018;62:128-139.
Mucherah, W., Finch, H., White, T., & Thomas, K. (2018). The relationship of school climate, teacher defending and friends on students' perceptions of bullying in high school. Journal of Adolescence, 62, 128-139. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2017.11.012
Mucherah W, et al. The Relationship of School Climate, Teacher Defending and Friends On Students' Perceptions of Bullying in High School. J Adolesc. 2018;62:128-139. PubMed PMID: 29197235.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The relationship of school climate, teacher defending and friends on students' perceptions of bullying in high school. AU - Mucherah,Winnie, AU - Finch,Holmes, AU - White,Taylor, AU - Thomas,Kendra, Y1 - 2017/11/29/ PY - 2017/04/07/received PY - 2017/11/21/revised PY - 2017/11/25/accepted PY - 2017/12/3/pubmed PY - 2019/2/1/medline PY - 2017/12/3/entrez KW - Bullying KW - Kenya KW - School climate KW - Teacher defending SP - 128 EP - 139 JF - Journal of adolescence JO - J Adolesc VL - 62 N2 - The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of school climate, teacher defending, and friends on bullying and victimization. Participants were 2273 high school students from 3 public schools (an all girls, all boys boarding, and a co-ed day) in Kenya. A structural equation model was used to examine relationships between school climate, teacher behavior toward bullying, and student demographic characteristics, and bullying. Results revealed that a positive school climate was associated with less bullying behavior and victimization. In addition, when students reported that teachers stop bullying by students, bullying behavior and victimization scores were lower. Contrary to previous research these results showed that residents of a boys only boarding school were less likely to report bullying behavior than residents of an all girls school, or students at a co-educational institution. Furthermore, there were no differences in bullying behavior or victimization by gender or grade level. Implications of these results are discussed. SN - 1095-9254 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29197235/The_relationship_of_school_climate_teacher_defending_and_friends_on_students'_perceptions_of_bullying_in_high_school_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0140-1971(17)30187-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -