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Kulig, Teresa C.; Cullen, Francis T.; Wilcox, Pamela; Chouhy, Cecilia – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Self-control has provided a useful framework for understanding both offending behavior and victimization risk. As a theory of victimization, research has established that low self-control is directly related to victimization risk beyond a range of other factors. This finding raises the issue of whether other personality traits are associated with…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Victims, Violence, Adolescents
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Cho, Sujung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The current study applied an opportunity perspective and an individual trait approach to explain the link between bullying perpetration and victimization among early adolescents in South Korea. This study addressed direct effects of low self-control and lifestyle factors on bullying victimization as well as mediating effects of lifestyles on the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Early Adolescents, Self Control
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Pastrana, Freddie A.; Craig, James T.; Gregus, Samantha J.; Hernandez Rodriguez, Juventino; Bridges, Ana J.; Cavell, Timothy A. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Repeated victims of school bullying are at risk for maladjustment and could potentially benefit from selective intervention. However, selective intervention requires a practical method for accurately identifying members of the targeted group. We examined the extent to which the global victimization item from the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Peer Relationship, Grade 4
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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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Garner, Pamela W.; Waajid, Badiyyah – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Sociodemographic variables may have important implications for understanding the role of global and discrete-level emotion regulation ability in the prediction of elementary school children's peer victimization. We tested this hypothesis in a sample of 109 elementary school children from economically and racially diverse backgrounds. There was a…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students, Victims, Bullying
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Campbell, Marilyn; Whiteford, Chrystal; Hooijer, Johanna – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Bullying has serious consequences for students, parents, teachers, and the wider community. This study assessed teachers' and parents' ability to accurately identify traditional bullying and cyberbullying scenarios. Perceived seriousness of scenarios was explored and gender differences were examined. Analyses revealed teachers were more accurate…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Parent Attitudes, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication
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Mehari, Krista R.; Waasdorp, Tracy Evian; Leff, Stephen S. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Peer report of aggression has typically been obtained through peer nominations. The purpose of this study was to identify the extent to which peer nominations and peer ratings identified the same children as aggressive and to explore whether the two methods were equally accurate in identifying children at risk for poor social adjustment.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Comparative Analysis, Social Adjustment, Grade 3
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Song, Wei; Qian, Xueqin; Goodnight, Bradley – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study aimed to understand the extent to which parent involvement, community involvement, and schoolwide violence-prevention initiatives reduced school violence, considering school racial/ethnic compositions and crime levels of school locations. We used school-level data collected during the 2009-2010 school year, covering elementary schools…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Role, Community Involvement, Prevention
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Baek, Hyunin; Roberts, Amanda M.; Seepersad, Randy; Swartz, Kristin – Journal of School Violence, 2019
As concerns about bullying in schools continue to grow worldwide, the topic has become a major focus of research. However, few studies have used a general strain theory framework to examine whether the exposure to family violence is associated with bullying perpetration. Using structural equation modeling, this study explores whether negative…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Emotional Response, Family Violence, Bullying
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Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Voulgaridou, Ioanna – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study explored the role of empathy (cognitive, emotional) as a moderator in the link between coping and proactive and reactive relational aggression (RA) among 328 Greek preadolescents. The results indicated positive associations between emotion-focused coping (i.e., minimization), maladaptive coping, including resignation, passive avoidance,…
Descriptors: Empathy, Coping, Aggression, Interpersonal Relationship
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Moffat, Anna K.; Redmond, Gerry; Raghavendra, Parimala – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Addressing bullying victimization of students with disability is a significant challenge for schools. While social support can protect against bullying victimization in the general population, its role in mediating the relationship between disability and bullying is under-researched. This paper examined "covert bullying prevalence"…
Descriptors: Bullying, Social Networks, Gender Differences, Children
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Hong, Jun Sung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The aim of the current study was to longitudinally investigate the bi-directional relationship between moral disengagement and bullying perpetration in a sample of 1,354 students from 108 elementary classes in 69 public schools. Students participated in the study both at Time 1 (fourth grade) and around one year later at Time 2 (fifth grade).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Bullying, Elementary School Students
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Pusch, Natasha – Journal of School Violence, 2019
While the link between childhood abuse and future victimization has been developed, the effects of other negative events in childhood on future victimization, and whether protective factors may guard against it, remains unclear. To address this topic, the relationships between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), protective factors, and violent…
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Grade 8, Grade 10
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Felix, Erika D.; Binmoeller, Cecile; Sharkey, Jill D.; Dowdy, Erin; Furlong, Michael J.; Latham, Nicole – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Identifying patterns of victimization continuity and discontinuity over time can inform school-based efforts to prevent and intervene with peer victimization. We conducted a four-wave longitudinal study of students through their transition from middle to high school. Participants were 135 diverse students from Grade 8 to Grade 11 who completed…
Descriptors: Social Adjustment, Emotional Adjustment, Mental Health, Life Satisfaction
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Zullig, Keith J.; Valois, Robert F. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study evaluated a brief social self-efficacy (SSE) measure among 4,122 public middle school adolescents and its association with aggressive behavior. Data analytic procedures included calculating mean ratings, standard deviations in addition to inspecting the scale's reliability, internal structure, and relationships to demographic and…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Early Adolescents, Correlation, Aggression
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