Turn the Other Cheek: HBCU Students' Reaction to Collegiate Bullying
Abstract

Researchers have considered bullying in the workplace and in primary and secondary education (Björkqvist, Österman, & Hjelt-Bäck, 1994; Branch, Ramsay, & Barker, 2013; Cowan, 2012; Duffy & Sperry, 2007; Fritz, 2014; Hollis, 2016a; Junger-Tas, 1999; Liefooghe, 2010; Zabrodska & Kveton, 2013). However, few studies have considered collegiate-level bullying, though Walser deLara (2016) reported that bullying trauma from childhood extends past grade school through adulthood. Further, there are no studies that consider how HBCU (Historical Black Colleges and Universities) students deal with collegiate level bullying. Therefore, this study examined first-year HBCU students' reaction to bullying by utilizing the ASCA (American School Counselor Association) model to consider student behaviors. The findings revealed that 47.27% of students rely on parental support and 85.71% of students walk away in reaction to bullying. Further, the Chi-Square analysis shows no difference who men and women at HBCUs seek for support.


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