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Dear Division 15 friends!

I’m leading a team of professors to conduct a study on pre-service teacher students’ experiences with student bullyingin the United States. Pre-service teachers are undergraduate students in teacher education programs.

If you could share our study with pre-service teachers in your university, that would be great. This study has been approved by my university IRB. Thank you very much for your help!

To qualify for participating in the survey:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Have taken part in student teacher-training in K-12 schools in the United States in the past 24 months

Survey link:

Below is the recruitment letter.

Educator-Targeted Bullying: Pre-Service Teachers’ Experiences

Dear friend and colleague,

We are conducting research on the topic of educator-targeted bullying: pre-service teachers’ experiences.

The purpose of my study is to investigate to pre-service teachers’ experiences with and beliefs about student bullying behaviors. The survey includes questions about times when you may have been bullied or seen others bullied during your student teaching experience. The survey also includes questions about your beliefs about what causes bullying in schools. We would like to invite pre-service teachers who have taken part in teacher-training to complete an online survey. The online survey should take about 15-30 minutes to complete.

We appreciate your help, if you can kindly share this information with your fellow pre-service teachers who may be interested in participating in the survey. Please feel free to contact us with questions. We will be happy to provide more information.

What is K-12 students’ bullying behavior? Bullying is behavior that causes physical or psychological harm to a person. K-12 students’ bullying behavior may include physical actions (such as hitting or pushing), verbal behaviors (such as yelling, swearing, or threats), intimidation, disrespect, or actions intended to harm a pre-service teacher’s reputation or relationships with others. Bullying can cause targets to feel uncomfortable, humiliated, or powerless.

Bullying may occur anywhere in-person or online, including but not limited to classroom, gym, locker room, bathroom, fraternity or sorority houses, hallway, stairwell, campus job office, cafeteria, dorm, and email.

To qualify for participating in the survey:

  1. At least 18 years old
  2. Have taken part in teacher-training in K-12 schools in the past 24 months

Scan the QR code or use the link to participate!

If you are interested in participating in the study or want more information, please contact Dr. Bixi Qiao at [email protected]. Thank you very much!