Teachers play a crucial role in stopping bullying, but react in different ways. Could their competence profile explain these differences? In the literature, self-regulation is understood as being part of teacher competence and is known to be important for other aspects of teaching. However, it has not yet been studied in relation to bullying interventions. In the present study, we examined this interaction for the first time using a sample of 556 teachers. Contrary to our expectations, self-regulation appears not to be relevant in teachers’ intervention behaviour. Possible reasons and implications are discussed.

Keywords: Self-regulation, bullying, teacher intervention, teacher competence, regulatory mode