Connections between attitudes, group norms, and behaviour in bullying situations

  title={Connections between attitudes, group norms, and behaviour in bullying situations},
  author={Christina Salmivalli and Marinus J. M. Voeten},
  journal={International Journal of Behavioral Development},
  pages={246 - 258}
We examined the connections between attitudes, group norms, and students’ behaviour in bullying situations (bullying others, assisting the bully, reinforcing the bully, defending the victim, or staying outside bullying situations). The participants were 1220 elementary school children (600 girls and 620 boys) from 48 school classes from Grades four, five, and six, i.e., 9–10, 10–11, and 11–12 years of age. Whereas attitudes did predict behaviour at the student level in most cases (although the… 

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