Annotated Bibliography On Bullying

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Moore Annotated Bibliography 1 Espelage, Dorothy L., and Matthew T. King. "Bullying and the Gifted." APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent; APA Handbook of Giftedness and Talent. Eds. Steven I. Pfeiffer, Elizabeth Shaunessy-Dedrick, and Megan Foley-Nicpon.American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, 2018. 659-669, Chapter xxi, 691 Pages. APA Handbooks in Psychology ProQuest. Web. 9 Nov. 2017. Bullying is a major concern in the United States among school age youth and its not just with struggling people but also the gifted and high achieving students. The author’s purpose of this study was to examine bullying and victimization in gifted students. The researches conducted a study that included an…show more content…
The study was consisted of 383 children, and the researchers examined them throughout their school career. They used 5 different categories for bullying when they were examining the children; high chronic, moderate emerging, early victims, low victims, and non-victims. For academic achievement, this study assessed children’s math and reading performances from grades 2 to 12. The findings show those children’s math performances seemed to increase from grades 2 to 6 and then decreased. A low victim of bullying had a significant higher math performance than high-chronic victims from Grade 2 and was sustained throughout grade 12. These data findings were also the same for reading performances in which low victims scored a higher performance than moderate-emerging and high- chronic victims. Also, children that were high-chronic victims reported to like school least than low victims. This was conceptualized as an indicator that children who were victimized did not have the motivation to enter a school setting where they were at risk of being bullied. The findings of this study were very consistent in which peer victimization relates to lower school achievement. The limitations the authors identify for this study is the different sampled school environments could have influenced the victimization…show more content…
The study uses 11 staff members from the Boys and Girls Club and collects data from one on one interviews. The questions were asked to see how much knowledge the staff members had on bullying and how experienced they were with bullying. The author’s findings in the study were that the staff members had little knowledge about bullying and had no prepared strategies to minimize bullying in their afternoon program. The staff members noted that they’ve never received any training on how to deal with bullying behavior. They also had no rules and policies in place for bullying at the program which didn’t help in decrease the issue of bullying. The limitations in this study are that the data was only collected from one after school program where all the staff members had similar experiences with bullying. I believe this study have a larger sample size and also stretched across other afternoon programs. Only examining one group is not beneficial in having accurate data. The findings in this study make it clear their needs to be a mandatory anti-bullying training for staff members in afternoon programs and also implement policies within the program that deal with bullying consequences. This will cause a major decrease in the amount of bullying that happens within peer groups if the staff members become aware of it

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