This paper seeks to answer the question: “Do typical factors of anti-bullying programs reduce the amount of bullying that takes place in American public middle schools and high schools?” An overview of the literature on bullying and anti-bullying programs is provided. Data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety is analyzed using a probit model. The model is tested for accuracy and the results are analyzed. Parental involvement and out-of-school suspension are found to be significant anti-bullying program factors. Other explanatory variables are also discussed and recommendations for further research are provided.
Beck, Austin B.
"An Econometric Analysis of Anti-Bullying Program Factors on Bullying in Public American Middle Schools and High Schools,"
Undergraduate Economic Review:
1, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/uer/vol9/iss1/12