School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Bullying, Faith, Gender, High School, Middle School, Religion
Education | Educational Psychology | Sociology
Willis, Matthew Adam, "The Relationship between Religiousness and Bullying Among Parochial High School Students in the Southeast" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1015.
Bullying and peer abuses are persistent problems in the educational community. Many studies have been undertaken that focus on the aftermath of bullying or prevention of abuse, but few have focused on social variables and their relationship to bullying and peer abuses. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there is any relationship between an individual's self-reported levels of religiousness and their perspectives on bullying. The study used a correlational design. This design analyzed students who have taken the Olweus bullying scale and a religious commitment survey. The surveys were analyzed using the Stepwise regression model. Understanding the correlation between religiousness and bullying perspectives could help build a knowledge base for all social factors affecting bullying. The model expressing the relationship between females who self-report as bullies and the religious variable of Extrinsic(personal) was found to have a statistically significant relationship.