Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Education




Dr. Alan Leschied


In the present study, 160 undergraduate students in a teacher education program

responded to two questionnaires describing their attitudes, confidence, and definitions of bullying. Respondents rated physical bullying as the most serious and cyber bullying as the least serious of the four types. Females perceived bullying as more serious and reported less confidence in their ability to intervene effectively in bullying situations as compared to males. They all endorsed that their education had not prepared them to meet

the challenge of bullying. Results were compared with those of practicing teachers in a previous study. Implications for teachers and counsellors are discussed.



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