As bullying type behaviors have increased in recent years, many school districts have responded by implementing rigid zero-tolerance policies that punish students with no regard toward situational or social contexts. These policies have been shown to have many negative social, psychological, and academic consequences. Numerous social and developmental factors involved in bullying-type situations make it necessary to gather information on both the frequency and the social contexts in which they occur: exhibiting these behaviors toward close friends versus exhibiting these behaviors toward individuals who are not close friends. Of particular interest is if students exhibit bullying-type behaviors more often in the presence of friends, which could indicate that these behaviors are not being exhibited with malicious intent, but instead of part of normal adolescent culture within groups.
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adolescent behavior, perceptions, bullying, social context
Hale, Aaron, "ADOLESCENT PERCEPTIONS OF BEHAVIORAL FUNCTIONING: MEASURING PERCEPTIONS OF ONE'S OWN BEHAVIOR" (2018). Murray State Theses and Dissertations. 126.