Perceived Barriers that Prevent High School Students Seeking Help from Teachers for Bullying and their Effects on Disclosure Intentions

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620429
Title:
Perceived Barriers that Prevent High School Students Seeking Help from Teachers for Bullying and their Effects on Disclosure Intentions
Authors:
Boulton, Michael J.; Boulton, Louise; Down, James; Sanders, Jessica; Craddock, Helen
Abstract:
Many adolescents choose not to tell teachers when they have been bullied. Three studies with 12-16 year-old English adolescents addressed possible reasons. In study 1, students (N = 411, 208 females/203 males) identified reasons with no prompting. Three perceived negative outcomes were common; peers would disapprove, disclosers would feel weak/undermined, and disclosers desired autonomy. In study 2, students (N = 297, 153 females/134 males/10 unspecified) indicated how much they believed that the perceived negative outcomes would happen to them, and a substantial proportion did so. Perceived negative outcomes significantly predicted intentions to disclose being bullied. Study 3 (N = 231, 100 females/131 males) tested if the perceived negative outcomes would be strong enough to stop participants from telling a teacher even though the teacher would stop the bullying. This was the case for many of them. Participants did not report disliking peers who disclosed bullying. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Boulton, M. J., Boulton, L., Down, J., Sanders, J. & Craddock, H. (2017). Perceived barriers that prevent high school students seeking help from teachers for bullying and their effects on disclosure intentions. Journal of Adolescence, 56, 40-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.11.009
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Journal of Adolescence
Publication Date:
29-Jan-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620429
DOI:
10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.11.009
Additional Links:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140197116301658
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0140-1971
EISSN:
1095-9254
Appears in Collections:
Psychology

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dc.contributor.authorBoulton, Michael J.en
dc.contributor.authorBoulton, Louiseen
dc.contributor.authorDown, Jamesen
dc.contributor.authorSanders, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.authorCraddock, Helenen
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-13T13:20:38Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-13T13:20:38Z-
dc.date.issued2017-01-29-
dc.identifier.citationBoulton, M. J., Boulton, L., Down, J., Sanders, J. & Craddock, H. (2017). Perceived barriers that prevent high school students seeking help from teachers for bullying and their effects on disclosure intentions. Journal of Adolescence, 56, 40-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.11.009en
dc.identifier.issn0140-1971-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.adolescence.2016.11.009-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620429-
dc.description.abstractMany adolescents choose not to tell teachers when they have been bullied. Three studies with 12-16 year-old English adolescents addressed possible reasons. In study 1, students (N = 411, 208 females/203 males) identified reasons with no prompting. Three perceived negative outcomes were common; peers would disapprove, disclosers would feel weak/undermined, and disclosers desired autonomy. In study 2, students (N = 297, 153 females/134 males/10 unspecified) indicated how much they believed that the perceived negative outcomes would happen to them, and a substantial proportion did so. Perceived negative outcomes significantly predicted intentions to disclose being bullied. Study 3 (N = 231, 100 females/131 males) tested if the perceived negative outcomes would be strong enough to stop participants from telling a teacher even though the teacher would stop the bullying. This was the case for many of them. Participants did not report disliking peers who disclosed bullying. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140197116301658en
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectBullyingen
dc.subjectDisclosureen
dc.subjectPupilsen
dc.titlePerceived Barriers that Prevent High School Students Seeking Help from Teachers for Bullying and their Effects on Disclosure Intentionsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1095-9254-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Adolescenceen
dc.date.accepted2016-11-15-
or.grant.openaccessYesen
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rioxxterms.identifier.projectUnfundeden
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-07-29-
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