Date of Award

8-1-2015

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark

Abstract

The current study was formulated as a stepping-stone to investigate perceived interactions between psychological flexibility and bullying. 38 school-aged children were assessed using the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire II (AAQ-II), the Acceptance and Action Questionnaire for Kids (AAQ-K), and the Bullying Prevalence Questionnaire (BPQ). Accordingly, the subsets of the BPQ; bully, victim, and prosocial, were paired with the AAQ- II and the AAQ-K as well. Using Excel 2013, Pearson Correlations were calculated to find significant relationships between the variables. There was a positive correlation between the AAQ-II and the BPQ, and the AAQ-K and the BPQ; more specifically, between being a victim and both the AAQ-II and the AAQ-K Questionnaires. These findings verify the notion that an assessment of psychological flexibility may be helpful in determining the etiology of bullying.

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