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Curran, F. Chris; Viano, Samantha L.; Fisher, Benjamin W. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Teacher victimization is a relatively understudied phenomenon that may contribute to teacher turnover. The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between teacher reports of victimization and teachers leaving their school and the profession. Using nationally representative data (n = 104,840) from the Schools and Staffing Survey, we…
Descriptors: Faculty Mobility, Violence, Teacher Student Relationship, School Safety
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Hendrix, Joshua A.; Kennedy, Erin K.; Trudeau, James V. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study presents results from a nationally representative survey of school district transportation officials (N = 2,595) to understand how common seven types of behavioral problems (fighting, bullying, substance use, sexual harassment, sexual behaviors, profanity, violations of basic rules) are perceived to be on school buses. Ordinary…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, School Buses, School Districts, Transportation
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Bruening, Rebecca A.; Orengo-Aguayo, Rosaura E.; Onwuachi-Willig, Angela; Ramirez, Marizen – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Adolescent bullying is linked to numerous adverse psychosocial effects that can persist into adulthood. In response to this problem, in 2007 Iowa adopted an antibullying statute requiring all school districts to adopt an antibullying policy. From 2013-2014, 47 semistructured interviews were conducted with school and district administrators in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Parent Attitudes, Barriers, State Legislation
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Cuellar, Matthew J.; Elswick, Susan E.; Theriot, Matthew T. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
To understand the effects of school safety practices and strategies on the school environment, researchers have consistently investigated the perceptions of students and various school personnel concerning school safety. Yet school social workers, professionals commonly employed in today's schools to address the mental health needs of students,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Attitude Measures, School Safety
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Finkelhor, David; Vanderminden, Jennifer; Turner, Heather; Shattuck, Anne; Hamby, Sherry – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This national household telephone survey of youth and parents assessed exposure to a broad range of at-school victimizations among a representative sample of 3,391 children and youth ages 5 to 17. Nearly half the sample (48%) had been exposed to at least one form of victimization at school during the past year (in 2011), most of which was…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, National Surveys, Telephone Surveys
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Cunningham, Charles E.; Rimas, Heather; Mielko, Stephanie; Mapp, Cailin; Cunningham, Lesley; Buchanan, Don; Vaillancourt, Tracy; Chen, Yvonne; Deal, Ken; Marcus, Madalyn – Journal of School Violence, 2016
Prevention programs yield modest reductions in bullying in North American schools. This study explored the perspective of educators regarding factors limiting the impact of these initiatives. Transcripts from nineteen 90-min focus groups with 103 educators were coded thematically. Educators felt that off-site incidents, cyberbullying, and the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Crime Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Thematic Approach
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Gastic, Billie; Johnson, Dominique – Journal of School Violence, 2015
While the effectiveness of metal detectors to improve school safety remains debated, many public schools continue to rely on this technology to control school violence. Among them is the 1% of public schools where students are searched on a daily basis by metal detector. This study examines the school-level risk factors associated with daily…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Disproportionate Representation, Violence, Minority Group Students
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Broll, Ryan; Huey, Laura – Journal of School Violence, 2015
Increasing public awareness of cyberbullying, coupled with several highly publicized youth suicides linked to electronic bullying, have led lawmakers and politicians to consider new criminal legislation specifically related to cyberbullying. However, little is known about how the police currently respond to cyberbullying, and it is not clear…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Consciousness Raising, Prevention
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Powell, Joshua E.; Powell, Anna L.; Petrosko, Joseph M. – Journal of School Violence, 2015
We surveyed public school educators on the workplace incivility and workplace bullying they experienced and obtained their ratings of the organizational climate of the school. We used multilevel modeling to determine the effects of individual-level and school-level predictors. Ratings of school climate were significantly related to incivility and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Violence, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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Ttofi, Maria M.; Bowes, Lucy; Farrington, David P.; Lösel, Friedrich – Journal of School Violence, 2014
A systematic review is presented, based on prospective longitudinal studies, on protective factors that interrupt the continuity from bullying perpetration at school to externalizing problem behaviors later in life; and from bullying victimization to later internalizing problems. Some common factors were established, which seem to interrupt the…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Resilience (Psychology), Bullying, Behavior Problems
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Cascardi, Michele; Brown, Cathy; Iannarone, Melinda; Cardona, Norma – Journal of School Violence, 2014
Within the past few decades, scholars, lawmakers, and educators have increased attention to a specific type of aggressive behavior known as bullying. While bullying is like peer aggression and harassment, in that they all pertain to negative aggressive actions, there are important distinctions among these three forms of behavior. The key features…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Educational Environment, Aggression
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Weaver, Lori M.; Brown, James R.; Weddle, Daniel B.; Aalsma, Matthew C. – Journal of School Violence, 2013
State lawmakers have responded to school bullying by crafting antibullying legislation. By July 2011, 47 states enacted such laws, though varied widely in content and scope. This study systematically evaluated each state's antibullying legislation by focusing on the inclusion of individual, parental, and systemic protective factors through…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Legislation, Laws, Federal Legislation
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Morrison, Brenda E.; Vaandering, Dorothy – Journal of School Violence, 2012
In the ongoing effort of designing school contexts in support of proactive discipline, a range of practices and theoretical frameworks have been advanced, from behaviorist approaches to social and emotional learning. This article describes the theory and practice of restorative justice with the aim of defining this distinctive paradigm, in…
Descriptors: Discipline, Sanctions, Social Control, Juvenile Justice
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Barrett, Kimberly L.; Jennings, Wesley G.; Lynch, Michael J. – Journal of School Violence, 2012
Despite decades of research analyzing fear of crime among adults, little is known about youth fear of crime in general and youth fear of crime in school, specifically. Moreover, among existing studies most emphasize causes of fear, with little discussion of avoidance or the academic consequences of these feelings and behaviors in school. This…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Crime, Fear, Resistance (Psychology)
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Annandale, Neil O.; Heath, Melissa Allen; Dean, Brenda; Kemple, Ana; Takino, Yozo – Journal of School Violence, 2011
This study reviewed school-based crisis planning resources and guidelines provided by 40 state departments of education and offices of safe and drug-free schools. Content was examined for indications of cultural competency. The most frequently reported topics included: (a) assisting students with mental and physical disabilities, (b) tapping into…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Cultural Awareness, State Departments of Education, Community Resources
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