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Master of Social Work
School of Social Work
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Bullying in schools is a social problem that continues to grow. Social workers need to be informed about it and prepared to address it in their practice. This study focused on behaviors students who are bullying and students who are victims of bullying demonstrate that get them referred to school‑based counseling. This is a quantitative study with qualitative aspects. A data extraction tool was used to collect secondary data from case files from Family Solutions Collaborative in the Ontario/Montclair School District of students who received counseling services. The data collected was coded, examined, interpreted, and described. Utilizing Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) statistics, frequency and cross‑tabulation analysis showed relationships between various behaviors and bullying status. The benefit from this research is an increased awareness of specific behaviors that will allow teachers, school staff, parents, and counselors to identify students who are bullying and students who are being bullied before the bullying evolves into something much greater.
Gutierrez, Ruth, "THE TELLTALE SIGNS OF BEHAVIORS: BULLYING AND BULLY VICTIMS" (2016). Electronic Theses, Projects, and Dissertations. 301.