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Bosworth, Kris; Garcia, Rafael; Judkins, Maryann; Saliba, Mark – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Bullying in secondary schools is a serious concern for educators and parents. The relationship between bullying and school climate has been identified and strategies to improve school climate are available. The importance of leadership in shaping school climate has been well documented. This exploratory study explores the role of leadership in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, High School Students, Leadership Role
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Romero, Andrea; Bauman, Sheri; Ritter, Marissa; Anand, Payal – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Guided by the interpersonal theory of suicide, this study examines the associations between gun carrying, bullying, and suicidal behaviors among high school students. Arizona Youth Risk Behavior Surveys were completed by 2,677 students in 2011; 9.0% reported suicide attempt in the past year, 5.5% carried a gun in the past 30 days, 8.5% were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suicide, Weapons, Bullying
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Mitchell, Kimberly J.; Ybarra, Michele L.; Jones, Lisa M.; Espelage, Dorothy – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This article examines characteristics of online harassment episodes associated with increased distress for youth. Data were collected as part of the Third Youth Internet Safety Survey, a cross-sectional telephone survey conducted in the United States in 2010. Interviews were conducted with 1,560 Internet-using youth, ages 10 through 17. Harassment…
Descriptors: Youth, Anxiety, Internet, Safety
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Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Leech, Nancy L. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This study examined the association between various types of peer-directed violence and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents. A nationally representative sample of 15,425 high school students completed the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. All types of peer victimization (bullying, physical violence, and dating violence) were found to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suicide, Bullying, Violence
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Goebert, Deborah A.; Caetano, Raul; Nishimura, Stephanie T.; Ramisettymikler, Suhasini – Journal of School Violence, 2004
This study compares the prevalence of drinking behaviors and violence (fighting, weapon carrying, being threatened and feeling unsafe) among Hawaiian, other Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI), and Caucasian students, using data collected from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey in Hawaii in 1997 and 1999 (N = 2,146). Native Hawaiians and…
Descriptors: Violence, Pacific Islanders, Hawaiians, Prevention