Social Influences and Social Desirability on Students' Bullying Attitudes

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 6
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. understand how much students think their parents and peers influence their attitudes towards bullying.
  2. understand how students’ attitudes towards bullying, perceptions of social influences, and social desirability differ by gender identity and/or bullying role.
  3. understand how to shape students’ attitudes towards bullying through targeted interventions.


The current study explores how participants perceive parental and peer influences on their bullying attitudes and how social desirability may impact bullying research. Additionally, attitudes and social factors will be examined as functions of participants’ gender identities and bullying roles. Attendees will better understand factors that influence attitudes towards bullying and ways to more effectively shape students' attitudes toward bullying.



Jaynee L. Bohart, University of Montana
Greg R. Machek, University of Montana

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