Students’ views of factors affecting their bystander behaviors in response to school bullying: A cross-collaborative conceptual qualitative analysis
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The present study seeks to contribute to qualitative research on students’ perspectives on bystander behaviors to better understand their behaviors in bullying situations. Researchers have found that the prevalence of school bullying in Sweden is amongst the lowest in the world, whereas there is a much higher rate of bullying in the US (Craig et al. 2009). This in turn motivates the inclusion of a Swedish sub-sample and a US sub-sample of students in the current study, and to conduct a qualitative comparative analysis within as well as between these sub-samples. The aim of the present study was to focus on how students in Sweden and in the US articulate and discuss what factors influence their own and other students’ decisions to defend or not defend victims when witnessing bullying. We asked the following questions: How would students respond to bullying? What are students’ perceived reasons for responding in a particular way? What factors do students articulate as supporting defending or not defending in response to bullying? Across each of these questions, we aimed to identify similarities and differences between and within the students from the Swedish and US schools.
Pedagogy Didactics Educational Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-123923OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-123923DiVA: diva2:893869