International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Layering of Character Education and Bullying Prevention Programs to Reduce Bullying in a Mexican Middle School
Kym Acuna

This case study examines the effect of adding a research-based bullying prevention program to a long running character education program in a Mexican middle school. A pre-test survey of students self-reported bullying was applied to students before beginning the implementation of the bullying prevention program. After one year of implementation, the same survey was applied as a post-test. Pre and post-test data were compared for selfreported bullying behavior, self-reported bystander behavior, self-reported victimization, and student reported teacher and staff intervention behavior. These same analyses were done whole school, within grade, and by gender.

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