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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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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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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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Menard, Scott; Grotpeter, Jennifer K. – Journal of School Violence, 2014
Bully-Proofing Your School (BPYS), a school-based intervention program designed to reduce bullying and school violence, is evaluated for its impact on bullying and related aggressive behaviors in a multiple nonequivalent control group, pretest-posttest design with ex ante selection of treatment and comparison groups. Outcome measures included…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Safety, Elementary Schools, Intervention
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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick – Journal of School Violence, 2012
Peer victimization is an enduring problem in schools (Wang, Iannotti, & Nansel, 2009). The current study focused on relations among two ecological variables that may be related to involvement in peer victimization: self-concept and social support. The main goal of this study was to investigate relations among social support, self-concept, and…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Grade 3, Victims, Aggression
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Leff, Stephen S.; Thomas, Duane E.; Shapiro, Edward S.; Paskewich, Brooke; Wilson, Kim; Necowitz-Hoffman, Beth; Jawad, Abbas F. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
The climate of school classrooms, shaped by a combination of teacher practices and peer processes, is an important determinant for children's psychosocial functioning and is a primary factor affecting bullying and victimization. Given that there are relatively few theoretically grounded and validated assessment tools designed to measure the social…
Descriptors: Aggression, Action Research, Observation, Psychometrics
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Pernice-Duca, Francesca; Taiariol, Jennifer; Yoon, Jina – Journal of School Violence, 2010
The role of family and school-level variables on relational aggression and relational victimization was investigated among 158 fourth- and fifth-grade children. Family cohesion, maternal and paternal responsiveness, and school climate were hypothesized to be significant predictors of relational aggression and relational victimization. The results…
Descriptors: Bullying, Family Environment, Victims of Crime, Interpersonal Relationship
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Vaillancourt, Tracy; Trinh, Vi; McDougall, Patricia; Duku, Eric; Cunningham, Lesley; Cunningham, Charles; Hymel, Shelley; Short, Kathy – Journal of School Violence, 2010
A two-part screening procedure was used to assess school-age children's experience with bullying. In the first part 16,799 students (8,195 girls, 8,604 boys) in grades 4 to 12 were provided with a definition of bullying and then asked about their experiences using two general questions from the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (1996). In the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Screening Tests, Peer Relationship, Questionnaires
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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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Zyromski, Brett; Bryant, Alfred, Jr.; Gerler, Edwin R., Jr. – Journal of School Violence, 2009
This article presents a qualitative study of the Succeeding in School program, an Internet-based intervention designed to help students reflect on key elements of academic success. The 139 students (10-12 years old) who participated in this study were largely of American Indian heritage and attended an elementary school (K-6) in southeastern North…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Violence, American Indians, Computer Mediated Communication
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Chen, Ji-Kang; Astor, Ron Avi – Journal of School Violence, 2009
This study reports preliminary findings of a national survey on student violence against teachers in Taiwanese schools; 14,022 students from elementary to high school (grades 4 to 12) participate in this study. Students were given a structured and anonymous questionnaire including a scale for reporting their violent behavior against teachers.…
Descriptors: Intervention, Violence, Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students
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Carney, Jamie S.; Shannon, David M.; Murphy, Cindy – Journal of School Violence, 2005
This study examined conditions of safety and violence in South Florida elementary schools. Although conditions were generally considered safe in these schools, approximately one-half of the elementary school students in the study did express some concerns about their safety, especially in school bathrooms and the area outside of their school…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Elementary Schools, School Safety, Academic Achievement
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