Prevalence of School Bullying Rates From 2005 to 2017
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The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not school bullying rates have been increasing, decreasing or have remained constant over time. A secondary data source, NCES School Crime Supplement survey, was used for this study. The SCS survey is administered every two years and for the purpose of this study, the years 2005 and 2017 were examined. Since this is a nationwide survey, there are roughly 9,500 students ages 12 through 18 in U.S. public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that take this survey every two years. Using an independent samples t-test, ten survey questions were examined to determine if school bullying rates have been increasing, decreasing, or remaining constant from 2005 to 2017. Overall, the results revealed that school bullying rates have shown a significant decrease from 2005 to 2017. Further research is recommended using a different research design to explore the factors that have led to the reduction in school bullying rates.