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NCJ Number: 229580 Find in a Library
Title: Moral Disengagement, Normative Beliefs of Peer Group, and Attitudes Regarding Roles in Bullying
Journal: Journal of School Violence  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:23-36
Author(s): Ana Almeida; Isabel Correia; Sylvie Marinho
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 14
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article examines how moral disengagement, empathy, belief in a just world, and peer group normative beliefs regarding the roles of bully and defender of the victim are associated with attitudes regarding the roles of the bully and the defender of the victim.
Abstract: Two hundred ninety-two students from grades six through nine participated. Results showed that more positive attitudes regarding role of bully were predicted by higher levels of moral disengagement, whereas more positive attitudes regarding the role of defender of the victim were predicted by lower levels of moral disengagement. The perception of the normative beliefs of the peer group also predicted the attitudes of participants regarding the respective role. 5 tables and 36 references (Published abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Antisocial attitudes; Attitudes toward victims; Bullying; Foreign criminal justice research; Peer influences on behavior; Portugal
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