A Student in Distress: Moral Frames and Bystander Behavior in School

  title={A Student in Distress: Moral Frames and Bystander Behavior in School},
  author={Robert Thornberg},
  journal={The Elementary School Journal},
  pages={585 - 608}
The purpose of this study was to investigate and generate a grounded theory on how and why students behave as they do in school situations in which they witness another student in distress. Fieldwork and interviews were conducted in 2 Swedish elementary schools and guided by a grounded theory approach. The study resulted in a grounded theory of moral frames in bystander situations in school. In this study, 5 main moral frames of school have been identified: (a) the moral construction of the… Expand
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