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Parris, Leandra; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Henrich, Chris; Brack, Jane – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Student responses to bullying have an effect on subsequent outcomes. Dichotomous theories of coping suggest that self-reliance plays a role in responding to stress. In order to investigate the multidimensional nature of coping with bullying, the authors developed the Coping with Bullying Scale for Children. The current study also examined the…
Descriptors: Coping, Bullying, Victims, Self Esteem
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Baek, Hyunin; Andreescu, Viviana; Rolfe, Shawn M. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study examines the role played by a limited number of fear-of-crime correlates in structuring variations in fear of violent victimization expressed by a nationally representative sample of U.S. adolescents who participated in the 2013 National Crime Victimization Survey School Crime Supplement. Results show that both male and female…
Descriptors: Bullying, Fear, Victims, Adolescents
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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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Adams, Jonathan; Mrug, Sylvie – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Relationships among individual- and school-level factors and students' perpetration of violence, victimization, and safety were studied in two southeastern school districts (N = 26,160, Grades 6-12). Both student demographics (sex, ethnicity, and grade) and school level (high vs. middle school) were associated with perpetration, victimization, and…
Descriptors: High School Students, Middle School Students, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Pusch, Natasha – Journal of School Violence, 2019
While the link between childhood abuse and future victimization has been developed, the effects of other negative events in childhood on future victimization, and whether protective factors may guard against it, remains unclear. To address this topic, the relationships between Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES), protective factors, and violent…
Descriptors: Violence, Victims, Grade 8, Grade 10
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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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Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Leech, Nancy L. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This study examined the association between various types of peer-directed violence and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents. A nationally representative sample of 15,425 high school students completed the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. All types of peer victimization (bullying, physical violence, and dating violence) were found to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suicide, Bullying, Violence
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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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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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Gendron, Brian P.; Williams, Kirk R.; Guerra, Nancy G. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
The current study examined the relations among self-esteem, approving normative beliefs about bullying, school climate, and bullying perpetration using a large, longitudinal sample of children from elementary, middle, and high school. Self-report surveys were collected at two points in time over the course of 1 year from 7,299 ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Bullying, Least Squares Statistics, Community Centers, Self Esteem
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Cavanaugh, Barbara Harlow – Journal of School Violence, 2009
This study determines the relative strength of predictors of school violence among a sample of 229 girls enrolled in a single middle school. The four-part questionnaire, comprising sociodemographic items, a school violence inventory, a self-esteem scale, and an attitudes toward violence scale, measured school violence in terms of suspendable…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, Socialization, Suspension, Violence
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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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Harter, Susan; Low, Sabina M.; Whitesell, Nancy R. – Journal of School Violence, 2003
This study first examined a model of the predictors and mediators of both suicidal ideation and violent ideation, particularly since both types of ideation were highly correlated (r = 0.55) among our young adolescent participants. The variables in the model were those identified in media accounts of the histories of the 10 high-profile school…
Descriptors: Aggression, Suicide, Early Adolescents, Depression (Psychology)