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dc.contributor.authorDella Cioppa, Victoria
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-19T18:25:09Z
dc.date.available2014-08-19T18:25:09Z
dc.date.issued2014-08-19
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/5605
dc.description.abstractBullying is a harmful phenomenon wherein victims have difficulty defending themselves. Bystanders have been identified as a potentially effective group for reducing bullying. The goal of this research is to determine whether prosocial primes (operationalized as empathy and civility) have an effect on increasing bystander interventions among youth. A total of 52 participants between the ages of 10-14 were randomly assigned to two experimental groups or one control group. Participants either received neutral control stories or they were primed twice with stories showing characters acting empathetically or civilly. Testing measures involve a short video and questionnaire assessing willingness to act as a bystander. Results reveal that prosocial training can augment willingness to engage in defending behaviors when compared to the control V = .19, F(2, 46) = 5.53, p < .01, ω2 = .19, correcting for the sphericity violation. This finding represents a relatively easy and non-invasive way to potentially change the bullying-related attitudes of adolescents, thereby potentially reducing bullying behaviors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectbullyingen_US
dc.subjectprosocial behavioren_US
dc.subjectprimingen_US
dc.subjectempathyen_US
dc.subjectcivilityen_US
dc.titlePriming Prosocial Behavior to Augment Bystander Interventions in Bullying Situationsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameM.A. Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Child and Youth Studiesen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Social Sciencesen_US
dc.embargo.termsNoneen_US
refterms.dateFOA2021-08-04T02:57:06Z


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