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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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Nail, Paul R.; Simon, Joan B.; Bihm, Elson M.; Beasley, William Howard – Journal of School Violence, 2016
According to the compensation model of aggression (Staub, 1989), some people bully to defend against their own feelings of weakness and vulnerability. Classmates and teachers rated a sample of American sixth graders in terms of trait: defensiveness (i.e., defensive egotism), self-esteem, bullying, and related behaviors. Consistent with the model,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Gender Differences, Aggression, Grade 6
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Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Summers, Kelly Hodgson; Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Becker, Lisa Davidson – Journal of School Violence, 2016
The current study further establishes the reliability and validity of the Bullying Participant Behaviors Questionnaire (BPBQ), a self-report survey that allows for an examination of participation in various bullying participant role behaviors including bully, assistant to the bully, victim, defender of the victim, and outsider. The study included…
Descriptors: Questionnaires, Bullying, Test Reliability, Test Validity
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Wright, Michelle F. – Journal of School Violence, 2014
As adolescents become increasingly immersed in electronic technologies, popular adolescents may act in similar ways online as they do offline. This longitudinal study employed peer nominations and self-reports to examine perceived popularity and social preference in relation to cyber social behaviors among 256 adolescents during the fall (T1) and…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Adolescents, Peer Relationship
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Kokkinos, Constantinos M. – Journal of School Violence, 2013
The current study examined the relationship between self-reported bullying, victimization, attachment styles and parenting in a nonclinical sample of 601 Greek preadolescents. Results showed that both bullying and victimization were related to perceived parenting (positively with rejection and negatively with emotional warmth). Insecurely attached…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Attachment Behavior, Parenting Styles
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Obermann, Marie-Louise – Journal of School Violence, 2013
This study investigated the stability and change in bullying behavior and their relation to increases and decreases in moral disengagement, specifically exploring whether crystallization and escalation of disengagement occur. Within a 1-year span, two sets of data were collected. A total of 567 sixth to eighth graders participated in both data…
Descriptors: Bullying, Moral Values, Student Behavior, Grade 6
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Carney, JoLynn V.; Hazler, Richard J.; Oh, Insoo; Hibel, Leah C.; Granger, Douglas A. – Journal of School Violence, 2010
This exploratory study investigated how exposure to bullying at school in middle childhood is associated with student anxiety levels and adrenocortical activity at a time preceding lunch when anxiety about potential bullying would potentially be higher. Ninety-one sixth-grade students (55 female and 36 male) reported being exposed one or more…
Descriptors: Bullying, Children, Anxiety, Biochemistry
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Wiens, Brenda A.; Haden, Sara C.; Dean, Kristin L.; Sivinski, Jennifer – Journal of School Violence, 2010
Prior research has shown relations between peer victimization, aggression, and adolescent substance use. However, there is a need for further research in this area, especially among rural populations, as rural youth have high rates of substance use but less access to mental health resources in their communities. The present study examined…
Descriptors: Rural Youth, Prevention, Mental Health Programs, Secondary School Students
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Cunningham, Charles E.; Cunningham, Lesley J.; Ratcliffe, Jenna; Vaillancourt, Tracy – Journal of School Violence, 2010
Focus groups explored the bullying prevention suggestions of 62 Grade 5 to 8 students. Discussions were transcribed and analyzed thematically. Students advocated a comprehensive approach including uniforms, increased supervision, playground activities, group restructuring to prevent social isolation, influential presenters, prevention skills…
Descriptors: Playground Activities, Violence, Bullying, Prevention
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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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Wiens, Brenda A.; Dempsey, Allison – Journal of School Violence, 2009
Peer victimization has been a focus of both research and prevention program development. This construct is typically measured from the victim and aggressor perspectives. However, prevention programming often includes an additional bystander perspective. The present study evaluated whether questions regarding witnessing peer victimization…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Grade 6, Program Development
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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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Jones, Vanya C.; Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Haynie, Denise L.; Simons-Morton, Bruce G.; Gielen, Andrea C.; Cheng, Tina L. – Journal of School Violence, 2009
The No Child Left Behind Act requires state boards of education to identify schools that are unsafe. Schools that are identified by measures such as suspension and expulsion rates are subsequently labeled "persistently dangerous." To our knowledge there is no published research that attempts to characterize fighting behavior among youths…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, At Risk Students, Federal Legislation, Early Adolescents
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