Project Title

Indirect Bullying, Empathy, and Need for Power: A Mediating Relationship

Presenter Hometown

Sand Gap, KY

Major

Psychology

Department

Psychology

Degree

Undergraduate

Mentor

Dan Florell

Mentor Department

Psychology

Abstract

The current study will explore indirect bullying and the possible relationships with cognitive and affective empathy and Need for Power. The participants will be 150 middle school aged children in different areas in the state of Kentucky. The participants will be recruited through an in-person visit to the school. Their parents and/or legal guardians will sign informed consent and the children will sign assent forms. The participants will be given a set of surveys to fill out. The participants will receive a sucker for their participation in the study. The data will then be analyzed using bivariate correlations and multiple regression techniques. It is expected that indirect bullying will have a negative correlation with affective empathy. It is also expected that a positive mediating relationship will be found between indirect bullying and Need for Power through cognitive empathy. It is thought that these relationships will remain significant when controlling for gender.

Presentation format

Poster

Poster Number

066

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Indirect Bullying, Empathy, and Need for Power: A Mediating Relationship

The current study will explore indirect bullying and the possible relationships with cognitive and affective empathy and Need for Power. The participants will be 150 middle school aged children in different areas in the state of Kentucky. The participants will be recruited through an in-person visit to the school. Their parents and/or legal guardians will sign informed consent and the children will sign assent forms. The participants will be given a set of surveys to fill out. The participants will receive a sucker for their participation in the study. The data will then be analyzed using bivariate correlations and multiple regression techniques. It is expected that indirect bullying will have a negative correlation with affective empathy. It is also expected that a positive mediating relationship will be found between indirect bullying and Need for Power through cognitive empathy. It is thought that these relationships will remain significant when controlling for gender.