Bystander behavior in bullying situations: basic moral sensitivity, moral disengagement and defender self-efficacy
2013 (English)In: Journal of Adolescence, ISSN 0140-1971, E-ISSN 1095-9254, Vol. 36, no 3, 475-483 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The aim of the present study was to investigate how basic moral sensitivity in bullying, moral disengagement in bullying and defender self-efficacy were related to different bystander behaviors in bullying. Therefore, we examined pathways that linked students' basic moral sensitivity, moral disengagement, and defender self-efficacy to different bystander behaviors in bullying situations. Three hundred and forty-seven teenagers completed a bullying survey. Findings indicated that compared with boys, girls expressed higher basic moral sensitivity in bullying, lower defender self-efficacy and moral disengagement in bullying. Results from the SEM showed that basic moral sensitivity in bullying was negatively related to pro-bully behavior and positively related to outsider and defender behavior, mediated by moral disengagement in bullying, which in turn was positively related to pro-bully behavior and negatively related to outsider and defender behavior. What differed in the relations between outsider and defender behaviors was the degree of defender self-efficacy.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 36, no 3, 475-483 p.
Bullying, Bystander, Defender, Moral disengagement, Self-efficacy, Moral
mobbning, åskådare, försvarare, moral, etik, självtillit, värdegrund, moraliskt disengagemang
Pedagogy Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology) Social Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-91057DOI: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2013.02.003ISI: 000320350700005OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-91057DiVA: diva2:615982