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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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Heilbrun, Anna; Cornell, Dewey; Konold, Timothy – Journal of School Violence, 2018
The overuse of school suspensions has been linked to a host of negative outcomes, including racial disparities in discipline. School climate initiatives have shown promise in reducing these disparities. The present study used the Authoritative School Climate Survey--which measures disciplinary structure and student support as key measures of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Authoritarianism, Educational Environment, Suspension
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Agnich, Laura E.; Miyazaki, Yasuo – Journal of School Violence, 2013
The detrimental effects of school violence on students' physical and emotional health are well studied, and research has shown that school violence affects students in every nation across the globe. However, few cross-national studies have compared direct, physical forms of school violence to indirect, emotional forms such as teasing. Using…
Descriptors: Violence, Well Being, Educational Environment, Physical Health
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Robles-Pina, Rebecca A.; Denham, Magdalena A. – Journal of School Violence, 2012
The number of school police officers, School Resource Officers (SROs), is increasing on school campuses to assist in preventing school violence, and in particular bullying. This mixed-methods study was conducted to compare the knowledge and perceptions of SROs (N = 184) hired by independent school districts (ISD SROs) and those contracted from law…
Descriptors: Campuses, Intervention, Violence, Bullying
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Lee, Talisha; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2010
This study examined the concurrent validity of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (BVQ) in a convenience sample of 202 middle school students in central Virginia. This appears to be the first published study to compare BVQ reports of being bullied and of bullying others with independent criteria not subject to shared method variance.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Thunfors, Peter; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study investigated the peer popularity of middle school students involved in bullying. Bullying was assessed by peer report using the School Climate Bullying Survey (SCBS) and popularity was assessed through peer nominations from a student roster. In a sample of 379 middle school students, bullies were among the most popular students in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Peer Acceptance, Surveys
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Fong, Robert S.; Vogel, Brenda L.; Vogel, Ronald E. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study examines various factors that contribute to assaultive behavior in school. We focused on the differences between youth whose behavior was not problematic and those who admitted to threatening, stealing from, or physically assaulting students, teachers, or staff. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to a random sample of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Violence, Self Esteem, Migrant Workers
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Griffin, James P., Jr.; Chen, Dungtsa; Eubanks, Adriane; Brantley, Katrina M.; Willis, Leigh A. – Journal of School Violence, 2007
Using random assignment of students to two intervention groups and a comparison school sample, the researchers evaluated a three-group school-based violence prevention program. The three groups were (1) a whole-school intervention, (2) whole-school, cognitive-behavioral and cultural enrichment training, and (3) no violence prevention. The…
Descriptors: Intervention, Females, Prevention, Gender Differences
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Finkenbine, Ryan D.; Dwyer, R. Gregg – Journal of School Violence, 2006
Multiple self-report surveys have collected data about weapons in school. This record review study considers characteristics of 47 adolescents adjudicated for carrying weapons at school and provides a descriptive analysis against a comparison group of 37 juveniles with other offenses. Demographics, weapon type, legal history, prior school…
Descriptors: Intelligence Quotient, Weapons, Suspension, Mental Health
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Wilcox, Pamela; Augustine, Michelle Campbell; Bryan, Jon Paul; Roberts, Staci D. – Journal of School Violence, 2005
While actual, "objective" experiences with crime in school are very important, so too are "subjective" experiences with crime including cognitive perceptions of the likelihood of experiencing school crime and the emotionally-based fear of school crime. Moreover, objective and subjective experiences with crime (and the…
Descriptors: Place of Residence, Crime, Grade 8, Victims of Crime
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Crothers, Laura M.; Kolbert, Jered B. – Journal of School Violence, 2004
This study compares middle school students' and teachers' perceptions regarding the effectiveness of intervention and prevention strategies commonly used by children, teachers, and nonteaching staff to address bullying among students as identified in the research literature. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. The results indicate…
Descriptors: Intervention, Bullying, Prevention, Assertiveness