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Testing a social-cognitive model of bystander responses to bullying: Towards and understanding of why bystanders respond as they do

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dc.contributor.advisor Hennig, Karl
dc.contributor.author Cwinn, Eli
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-06T20:03:03Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-06T20:03:03Z
dc.date.copyright 2013-07
dc.date.created 2013-07-29
dc.date.issued 2013-09-06
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/7472
dc.description.abstract The current study tests a social-cognitive model of bystander responses to bullying in an attempt to better understand why bystanders respond as they do. Three forms of bystander responses were predicted by adult and friend responses to bullying and the bystander’s reasons for intervening. The present study involved 326 children from grades 4-8 who completed the PREVNet Assessment Survey, a novel wide-ranging measure of bullying phenomena. Sound psychometric properties were found for the four measures used in the present study. In elucidating the effects of social context, the differential impact of adult and friend responses on bystander responses was examined. Results indicate that friends are more influential than are adults in predicting bystander responses. Further, results of serial multiple mediation analysis generally support a social-cognitive model, suggesting that social context impacts intervention reasoning, which in turn, impact bystander responses. Implications for future research and policy are discussed. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Master's Scholarship en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject bullying en_US
dc.subject bystander en_US
dc.subject witness en_US
dc.subject defend en_US
dc.subject defender en_US
dc.subject defending en_US
dc.subject passive en_US
dc.subject social-cognitive en_US
dc.subject PREVNet en_US
dc.subject serial multiple mediation en_US
dc.title Testing a social-cognitive model of bystander responses to bullying: Towards and understanding of why bystanders respond as they do en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Psychology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Psychology en_US
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