Moral Disengagement and Bullying Behavior among School Children

Author: Aneela Shoukat Supervisor: Ms. Shahnila Tariq Degree: M.Sc Year: 2007-2009 University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan Abstract The present study was conducted to explore the moral disengagement and bullying behavior among school children. It was hypothesized that there are gender difference in moral disengagement, victimization and bullying toward others. The sample consisted of 100 students, from different schools. Systematic random sampling technique was used to collect data. Moral Disengagement Scale of Caprara, Bandura, Barbaranelli, and Vicino (1996) was used to measure moral disengagement and Bullying Questionnaire of Gillard (1996, 2004 and 2007) was used to measure bullying in children. Data was analyzed using independent sample t-test and ANOVA. The findings supported the hypothesis. The findings of this research will help to resolve the problems of bullies and victims by taking preventive measures and intervention techniques. Keywords: Moral Disengagement, Bullying Behavior, School Children, Victimization Visit University to get the full thesis. Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email:, Phone: 92-42-9231245

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