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Interamerican Journal of Psychology

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MORALES RUIZ, Maria Emilia; GARCIA DE LA CADENA, Claudia  and  GRAZIOSO DE RODRIGUEZ, María del Pilar. Bullying awareness in pre-School teacher training. Interam. j. psychol. [online]. 2006, vol.40, n.1, pp. 65-72. ISSN 0034-9690.

The success in prevention and intervention on bullying requires awareness about the problem. The goal of this study is to determine the relationship between the level of bullying awareness and the application of the “Bully Busters Program, a Teacher’s Manual”. 150 pre-school teacher students from Guatemala City participated. To assess the effectiveness of the program, the Teacher Inventory of Skills and Knowledge (TISK) test was used.A pre/post-test reversed-treatment control group sequence of tests was done. Paired sample “t-tests” for independent groups were employed. TISK results indicate differences between the media of both groups. The findings indicate a relationship between bullying awareness and the application of the program, since the students exposed to the program, increased their awareness from the initial level and compared to a control group. In order to detect and prevent episode of violence in the classroom, the study concludes the need to include bullying awareness training in the teacher study curriculum

Keywords : Bullying; Teacher training; Awareness.

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