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Parris, Leandra; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Henrich, Chris; Brack, Jane – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Student responses to bullying have an effect on subsequent outcomes. Dichotomous theories of coping suggest that self-reliance plays a role in responding to stress. In order to investigate the multidimensional nature of coping with bullying, the authors developed the Coping with Bullying Scale for Children. The current study also examined the…
Descriptors: Coping, Bullying, Victims, Self Esteem
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Malm, Esther Kweiki; Henrich, Christopher; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel – Journal of School Violence, 2017
This study investigated associations of general and specific parental self-efficacy factors with bullying and peer victimization behaviors among 142 fourth and fifth graders and their parents. Using structural equation modeling, exploratory factor analysis was used to examine one general parenting self-efficacy measure and a bullying-specific…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy
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Tillery, Amy Dutton; Varjas, Kris; Roach, Andrew T.; Kuperminc, Gabriel P.; Meyers, Joel – Journal of School Violence, 2013
This article discusses the significance of adult connections for adolescents' sense of school belonging and identifies areas for future research and practice by (a) exploring the influence of adult connections on adolescents' sense of school belonging; (b) reviewing the literature regarding school belonging outcomes; (c) identifying…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Student School Relationship, Learner Engagement, Adults
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Harper, Christopher R.; Parris, Leandra N.; Henrich, Christopher C.; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel – Journal of School Violence, 2012
Peer victimization is a documented antecedent of poor mental health outcomes for children and adolescents. This article explored the role of coping effectiveness in the association between victimization and perceived school safety. A sample of urban middle school students (N = 509) in the southeastern United States were surveyed regarding…
Descriptors: School Safety, Coping, Data Analysis, Victims
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Smith, Heather; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Marshall, Megan L.; Ruffner, Cristina; Graybill, Emily C. – Journal of School Violence, 2010
Teasing is a prevalent behavior in schools that can result in both positive and negative outcomes for students. This article presents an exploratory investigation into teachers' perceptions of teasing in schools, an underrepresented perspective in the literature. Semistructured interviews with 28 teachers of grades 4-8 revealed complex…
Descriptors: Teacher Behavior, Antisocial Behavior, Student Behavior, Bullying
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Marshall, Megan L.; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Graybill, Emily C.; Skoczylas, Rebecca B. – Journal of School Violence, 2009
School climate research emphasizes the critical role teachers play in providing safe and supportive environments for students to learn. Despite numerous negative physical and mental health consequences related to bullying in schools, research investigating teachers' responses to reduce bullying is scarce. Individual in-depth interviews were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Mental Health, Grade 8, Teacher Attitudes
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Varjas, Kris; Henrich, Christopher C.; Meyers, Joel – Journal of School Violence, 2009
This study examined 427 urban middle school students' perceptions of bullying, cyberbullying, and school safety utilizing the Student Survey of Bullying Behavior-Revised 2 (Varjas, Meyers, & Hunt, 2006). A unique finding is that cyberbullying may represent a unique modality of victimization and bullying compared with other school-based…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Student Surveys
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Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Bellmoff, Lynnae; Lopp, Eugene; Birckbichler, Lamar; Marshall, Megan – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This qualitative study aims to investigate urban students' perceptions of bullying. Thirty participants were recruited from the fourth through eighth grade in an urban school system. Five primary themes emerged representing these youths' perceptions of: (a) the nature of the bullying; (b) the characteristics of victims and bullies; (c) the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Qualitative Research
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Varjas, Kris; Dew, Brian; Marshall, Megan; Graybill, Emily; Singh, Anneliese; Meyers, Joel; Birckbichler, Lamar – Journal of School Violence, 2008
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning and inter-sex (GLBTQI) youth, and those perceived to be GLBTQI, face extensive verbal and physical bullying in schools. Although increasing attention has been made at examining the safety concerns of sexual minority (GLBTQI) youth, there remain important gaps in the literature as well as significant…
Descriptors: Bullying, Risk, Homosexuality, Educational Environment