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Chapin, John; Brayack, Michael – Journal of School Violence, 2016
The current study sheds some light on the extent to which adolescents say they are experiencing bullying, what they think they would do when confronted with bullies, and what they have actually done in the past when witnessing bullying. Results from a survey of 1,742 adolescents indicates even young adolescents have already experienced verbal,…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Surveys
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Cecil, Heather; Molnar-Main, Stacie – Journal of School Violence, 2015
We investigated implementation fidelity of programmatic activities of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) among 2,022 teachers, 88.5% female, from 88 elementary schools located in Pennsylvania. Results indicated that the majority of respondents had attended the school kick-off event, posted the rules in the classroom, and explained the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Self Efficacy, Parent Participation
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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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Chapin, John; Coleman, Grace – Journal of School Violence, 2006
The study provides a unique portrait of young men self-identified as potential perpetrators of school violence, and explores the relative contributions of personal attributes and the media in the creation and preservation of optimistic biases. The study is the first to document optimistic bias among middle and high school students within the…
Descriptors: Violence, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Males
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DeRosier, Melissa E.; Newcity, Janet – Journal of School Violence, 2005
This study assessed school climate for both interpersonal and intrapersonal character traits and examined the links between school climate and students' perceptions of safety at school. Sixty-four elementary and 159 secondary students completed questionnaires in the spring. Findings revealed that character traits were reliably assessed for both…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, School Safety, Questionnaires, Personality Traits
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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