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Kulig, Teresa C.; Cullen, Francis T.; Wilcox, Pamela; Chouhy, Cecilia – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Self-control has provided a useful framework for understanding both offending behavior and victimization risk. As a theory of victimization, research has established that low self-control is directly related to victimization risk beyond a range of other factors. This finding raises the issue of whether other personality traits are associated with…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Victims, Violence, Adolescents
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Bush, Joshua L.; Bush, Heather M.; Coker, Ann L.; Brancato, Candace J.; Clear, Emily R.; Recktenwald, Eileen A. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Costs of providing the Green Dot bystander-based intervention, shown to be effective in the reduction of sexual violence among Kentucky high school students, were estimated based on data from a large cluster-randomized clinical trial. Rape Crisis Center Educators were trained to provide Green Dot curriculum to students. Implementing Green Dot in…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Intervention, Rape, Sexual Abuse
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Powell, Joshua E.; Powell, Anna L.; Petrosko, Joseph M. – Journal of School Violence, 2015
We surveyed public school educators on the workplace incivility and workplace bullying they experienced and obtained their ratings of the organizational climate of the school. We used multilevel modeling to determine the effects of individual-level and school-level predictors. Ratings of school climate were significantly related to incivility and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Violence, Academic Achievement, Teacher Student Relationship
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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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Roberts, Staci D.; Wilcox, Pamela; May, David C.; Clayton, Richard R. – Journal of School Violence, 2007
While the research in the area of fear of criminal victimization among students at school continues to grow, few studies have focused on the prevalence or correlates of fear of crime at school among teachers. Using data from 1,438 teachers from 54 public high schools in Kentucky, we examined the individual- and school-level predictors of teacher…
Descriptors: School Safety, Teacher Attitudes, Fear, Crime
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Naber, Patricia A.; May, David C.; Decker, Scott H.; Minor, Kevin I.; Wells, James B. – Journal of School Violence, 2006
In the past, juvenile gang researchers have focused primarily on the characteristics of gangs and the prevalence of gangs in communities and schools. One of the greatest limitations of this research, however, surrounds the lack of agreement on the definition of a gang and, consequently, the prevalence of gangs in the community and in schools. In…
Descriptors: Juvenile Gangs, Incidence, Definitions, Computation
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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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Renfro, Joy; Huebner, Ruth; Callahan, Connie; Ritchey, Becky – Journal of School Violence, 2003
Despite the fact that many incidents of extreme violence have taken place in rural areas there is still some resistance on the part of rural school administrators to admit that violence is a problem in their schools. This article provides a comparison of rural and urban student and staff self-report of school violence (perpetration, victimization…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Violence, Rural Areas