Gender and Race of Teacher and Student: Are They Related to Teacher Responses to Incidents of School Bullying?
AuthorHirdes, Cassandra Laine
Committee ChairBauman, Sheri
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractIn this study teachers provided responses indicating what actions they would take towards the bully and victim after watching three bullying vignettes in which the gender and race of the students varied. Significant differences revealed that when race, gender, or race and gender of teacher and student differ teachers are more likely to dismiss the victim or seek out adult resources. If the race or gender or race and gender of teacher and student were the same then teachers indicated that they would comfort the victim with more frequency, use a wider array of approaches regarding the victim, and they would also reprimand the victim more. Females were more likely than males to show care toward the victims and Whites were more likely than non-Whites to dismiss the victim. No significant differences were found when comparing teacher responses by student characteristics alone. Implications for teachers and school counselors are discussed.
Degree ProgramSpecial Education & Rehabilitation