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Bystander effect and bullying: An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour

Doyle, Maeve, McLaughlin, Christopher, Prentice, Garry and Harris-Byrne, Sharon (2014) Bystander effect and bullying: An application of the Theory of Planned Behaviour. In: 2014 Northern Ireland Branch Annual Conference - Psychology for a Changing World, La Mon Hotel & Country Club, Castlereagh, Belfast. British Psychology Society. 1 pp. [Conference contribution]

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Objective: To apply the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) in order to provide an integrated understanding of the decision process for the secondary student bystander to inform teachers to bullying event. Aims: To investigate the roles of attitude and subjective norm (SN), and perceived behavioural control (PBC) as outlined in the TPB in predicting decisions to inform a teacher of a bullying event. Method: A sample of male and female secondary students (N = 540) aged 16-18, completed a self report questionnaire from several rural secondary schools in the Republic of Ireland. Participants completed a short TPB based survey based on a given scenario. Results: Attitude, PBC and SN significantly predicted intentions to inform the teacher. Sex differences were also observed between variables. Conclusions: Overall, the model gave a comprehensive view and explanation of the bystander decision process to inform.

Item Type:Conference contribution (Poster)
Keywords:Bullying, Intentions to inform, Teachers, Theory of Planned Behaviour, Secondary School
Faculties and Schools:Ulster Business School > Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Ulster Business School
ID Code:38041
Deposited By: Dr Christopher McLaughlin
Deposited On:12 Jun 2017 11:45
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:30

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