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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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Steck, Andy K.; Perry, David – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth face hostile and exclusionary learning environments. A qualitative phenomenographic method involving semistructured interviews of seven secondary school administrators was conducted to identify perceptions of experiences creating a safe and inclusive environment for students…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, School Safety
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Moore, Hadass; Benbenishty, Rami; Astor, Ron Avi; Rice, Eric – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Although homeless youth face a higher risk of victimization and mental health problems, little is known about school victimization and mental health outcomes for school-attending homeless youth. This study examined the relationship between school climate and school-related victimization and mental health problems among homeless youth. Multivariate…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Homeless People, Victims, Multivariate Analysis
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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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Spooner, Kallee; Vaughn, Michael – Journal of School Violence, 2016
One central controversy with youth sexting is that adolescents may be prosecuted under child pornography and obscenity statutes that were originally created to protect children from sexual exploitation perpetrated by adults and do not adequately address consensual teen behavior. Due to this concern, many states have implemented laws specifically…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Handheld Devices, Photography, Telecommunications
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Berkowitz, Ruth; De Pedro, Kris Tunac; Gilreath, Tamika D. – Journal of School Violence, 2015
School victimization is associated with negative social-emotional outcomes and risky behaviors. Most studies have provided definitions and measures of victimization, depicting a limited characterization of victimization in schools. More nuanced analyses of school victimization are needed to assess the heterogeneous pattern of victimization in…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Middle School Students, High School Students, Multivariate Analysis
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Estrada, Joey Nuñez, Jr.; Gilreath, Tamika D.; Astor, Ron Avi; Benbenishty, Rami – Journal of School Violence, 2014
There is insufficient empirical evidence exploring associations between gang membership and school violence behaviors. Using a sample of 272,863 high school students, this study employs a structural equation model to examine how school risk and protective behaviors and attitudes mediate effects of gang members' involvement with school violence…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Violence, At Risk Persons, Resilience (Psychology)
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Biag, Manuelito – Journal of School Violence, 2014
Using participatory visual research methods, this study examined how certain low-income, urban youth in a high-minority middle school characterized safe and unsafe spaces on campus. Drawing from a convenience sample of identified gifted students in one classroom (N = 20), results suggested how caring support from adults, friendly peer…
Descriptors: School Safety, Academically Gifted, Middle School Students, Low Income Groups
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Lovegrove, Peter J.; Henry, Kimberly L.; Slater, Michael D. – Journal of School Violence, 2012
This study employs latent class analysis to construct bullying involvement typologies among 3,114 students (48% male, 58% White) in 40 middle schools across the United States. Four classes were constructed: victims (15%); bullies (13%); bully/victims (13%); and noninvolved (59%). Respondents who were male and participated in fewer conventional…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Victims, Student Behavior
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Tanigawa, Diane; Furlong, Michael J.; Felix, Erika D.; Sharkey, Jill D. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
Students who are victimized by their peers are at risk for developing depressive symptoms, which is detrimental for academic and social development. Social support may be a protective factor for peer victims, and the manner in which this occurs may vary according to gender, age, and other demographic variables. This study examined the main and…
Descriptors: Grade 8, Depression (Psychology), Social Support Groups, Symptoms (Individual Disorders)
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O'Brennan, Lindsey M.; Furlong, Michael J. – Journal of School Violence, 2010
This study examines the relations between student's perceptions of school connectedness and their self-reported rates of victimization (physical, verbal, and relational), as well as perceived reasons for peer victimization (ethnicity, sexuality). Data come from 8th-, 10th-, and 12th-grade students who completed the California Healthy Kids Survey…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Sexuality, Victims of Crime, Bullying
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Pergolizzi, Fabianna; Richmond, Darren; Macario, Samantha; Gan, Zoe; Richmond, Charlotte; Macario, Everly – Journal of School Violence, 2009
The suicide of a cyberbullied student prompted the school-aged authors of this article to administer a Child Abuse Prevention Services survey to 587 students in seventh and eighth grades at four schools. Results showed that 4 of 5 students felt bullying is a problem, with 1 in 3 admitting to having bullied someone. Of those who did nothing when…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Bullying, School Surveys, Aggression
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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