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Bullying is an aggressive act performed repeatedly on another enacting a power differential. This thesis utilized data collected from The Anti-Bullying Prevention Pilot Program (ABPPP), which studied bullying within eleven schools in a large metropolitan area in southwestern United States. The program was aimed to increase positive school climate through the use of Operation Respect and Welcoming Schools programs.
Consensual Qualitative Research (CQR) and mixed methods approaches were used in order to analyze interviews and questionnaires. Grounded Theory analysis procedures were used to code the information, and thick descriptions were utilized to illustrate the occurrence of dehumanization among across four specified typologies. Dehumanization involves reducing an individual to that of a lesser being. There are two forms of dehumanization which are addressed within this research, animalistic dehumanization and mechanistic dehumanization as presented within Haslam's (2006) model. This thesis will contribute to the literature by examining bullying behaviors through dehumanization model across four typologies.
Aggressiveness; Anti-Bullying program; Behaviors; Bullying; Bullying – Prevention; Bullying in schools; Dehumanization; Respect for persons
Child Psychology | Education
Amos, Katelyn, "Dehumanization: As It Is Present Within Bullying Behaviors In An Anti-Bullying Program" (2013). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1968.