Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Behavior Analysis and Therapy

First Advisor

Dixon, Mark


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.




This thesis is only available for download to the SIUC community. Current SIUC affiliates may also access this paper off campus by searching Dissertations & Theses @ Southern Illinois University Carbondale from ProQuest. Others should contact the interlibrary loan department of your local library or contact ProQuest's Dissertation Express service.