Investigating the relationship between bullying, academic functioning and grade level
Lunger, Cherie Beth
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This research study describes bullying in a small, cross section of students attending a regional catholic school in Buffalo, NY. It explored the relationship between experiencing bullying and academic functioning, specifically at the elementary and middle school grade levels. The goal of the research was to shed some light on the role that grade level plays in the relationship between bullying and academic functioning. The sample consisted of 145 elementary and middle school students who completed The Teasing And Bullying Survey-Student (TABS-S), which addressed issues of bullying that occur in the school setting, the student's academic achievement and absenteeism for the current school year. This study failed to uncover significant finding, yet the topics addressed in this study may not have been structured for such a complex topic and more testing in the area is warranted.