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Ma, Ting-Lan; Chen, Wei-Ting – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Despite a wealth of knowledge for factors predicting adolescent defending behaviors, it remains unknown about victims' adjustment resulting from experiencing the presence of different bystander roles in a victimization episode. This study analyzed 209 Taiwanese adolescents' reports of school-based peer victimization, perceived bystander actions in…
Descriptors: Victims, Emotional Adjustment, Social Adjustment, Role
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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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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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Bistrong, Elizabeth; Bottiani, Jessika H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The response patterns of youth who witness bullying have potential to influence future occurrence and persistence of bullying behaviors. Prevention efforts have included an increased focus on bystander interventions; however, the majority of adolescents rarely intervene in bullying situations. When they do, they often display of mixed pattern of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Intervention, Middle School Students
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VanZoeren, Sarah; Weisz, Arlene N. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Complex issues such as bullying have brought to light the importance of expanding school prevention efforts to include interventions focused on multiple levels of practice. Utilizing data gathered from middle-school teachers across the state of Michigan, this study examines how both individual and organizational characteristics influence teacher…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Intervention, Middle School Teachers
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Toomey, Russell B.; Storlie, Cassandra A. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
School counselors help foster student's academic, social, and career development; yet, school counselors are often neglected in research on school climate and student safety. Framed by the theory of planned behavior, this study examined how 206 school counselors' multicultural counseling competence, multicultural self-efficacy, and perceptions of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Self Efficacy
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Schnoll, Jessica S.; Connolly, Jennifer; Josephson, Wendy J.; Pepler, Debra; Simkins-Strong, Emily – Journal of School Violence, 2015
Using a developmental-contextual framework, the present study investigated risk factors for same- and cross-gender sexual harassment victimization in 986 middle school students. Participants completed questionnaires in the fall and spring of the same school year so risk factors could be explored longitudinally. Results revealed that gender…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Victims, Risk, Middle School Students
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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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Dempsey, Allison G.; Haden, Sara C.; Goldman, Jennifer; Sivinski, Jennifer; Wiens, Brenda A. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
Overt and relational victimization are associated with psychosocial adjustment problems, though there is a dearth of research to establish the relation between types of victimization and suicidality among middle and high school students. To further understand this association, the current study sought to differentially establish relations between…
Descriptors: Intervention, Suicide, Peer Relationship, Victims
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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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Ting, Siu-Man Raymond – Journal of School Violence, 2009
Meta-analysis was applied to study the empirical research from 1990-2007 regarding the effectiveness of the dating violence prevention programs in middle and high schools on students' knowledge and attitudes. The results show that overall the program participants improved their knowledge and attitudes towards dating violence. Implications for…
Descriptors: High Schools, Intervention, Violence, Prevention
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Malecki, Christine Kerres; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Davidson, Lisa M. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
The present study is a preliminary investigation of the potential mediating role in the relationship between levels of victimization and students' adjustment for a sample of urban, predominantly Latino middle school students. A sample of 142 sixth through eighth grade students completed self-report measures including: (a) the Child and Adolescent…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Intervention, Bullying, Student Adjustment
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Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Bellmoff, Lynnae; Lopp, Eugene; Birckbichler, Lamar; Marshall, Megan – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This qualitative study aims to investigate urban students' perceptions of bullying. Thirty participants were recruited from the fourth through eighth grade in an urban school system. Five primary themes emerged representing these youths' perceptions of: (a) the nature of the bullying; (b) the characteristics of victims and bullies; (c) the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Qualitative Research
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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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