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Date of Award

Spring 2009

Degree Name

Education Specialist (Ed.S)

Department

Psychology

Advisor

Heath Marrs

Abstract

The primary focus of the current study was to examine Kansas teachers’ perceptions of their schools bullying prevention program. Three hundred forty-seven teachers who are or were enrolled in graduate courses in education at Fort Hays State University were surveyed with a total of 46 participants responding, for a response rate of 14%. Participants were asked to evaluate their school’s bulling prevention program by answering demographic questions regarding the program, staff support, barriers, their level of participation in the program and the effectiveness of the program. A survey was created by adopting questions form three different surveys (Csuti, 2008; Jordan, 2009; James, Lawlor, Courtney, & Henry, 2006). Results revealed that the most popular bullying prevention program was Character Education and that Kansas teachers are pleased with and are in agreement with what administrators are doing to help deter bullying. Forty-one of the 46 participants reported that their schools were in compliance with Kansas House Bill 2758, which requires schools to have bullying prevention programs.

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Copyright 2008 Jessica Spears

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