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Heilbrun, Anna; Cornell, Dewey; Konold, Timothy – Journal of School Violence, 2018
The overuse of school suspensions has been linked to a host of negative outcomes, including racial disparities in discipline. School climate initiatives have shown promise in reducing these disparities. The present study used the Authoritative School Climate Survey--which measures disciplinary structure and student support as key measures of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Authoritarianism, Educational Environment, Suspension
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Cuellar, Matthew J. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Recent incidents of school-based violence have resulted in the widespread implementation of school safety strategies across the United States. While research on these strategies has grown over the past decade, there is little understanding about their collective influence on indicators of school violence. Using data from the 2007-2008 School…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Factor Analysis, Intervention
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Schildkraut, Jaclyn; Carr, Collin M.; Terranova, Victoria – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Following the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech, policymakers have sought ways to improve safety on college and university campuses nationwide. Among the more recent proposals is to permit concealed handgun licensees to carry on campus. To date, eight states have enacted legislation implementing this measure. A limited body of research considers the…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Laws, Weapons
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Brubaker, Sarah Jane; Mancini, Christina – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Seeking to improve university accountability and compliance with federal mandates, states are considering new reforms including mandating reporting of campus sexual assault allegations. These new policies remain an empirical "black box." To address these gaps, the current exploratory study draws upon a recent survey that examines the…
Descriptors: Universities, Federal Legislation, Sexual Abuse, State Regulation
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Lacey, Anna; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
Bully victimization is associated with lower academic performance for individual students; however, less is known about the impact of bullying on the academic performance of the school as a whole. This study examined how retrospective administrator reports of both the prevalence of teasing and bullying (PTB) and the use of evidence-based bullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, State Policy, Administrator Attitudes, Testing Programs
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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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Nekvasil, Erin K.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of School Violence, 2012
Authorities in education and law enforcement have recommended that schools use a threat-assessment approach to prevent violence, but there is relatively little research on characteristics and outcomes of threats among students. The current study examined student reports of threat experiences in a sample of 3,756 high school students. Approximately…
Descriptors: Violence, Incidence, Prevention, Law Enforcement
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Huang, Francis L.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of School Violence, 2012
School violence research is often concerned with infrequently occurring events such as counts of the number of bullying incidents or fights a student may experience. Analyzing count data using ordinary least squares regression may produce improbable predicted values, and as a result of regression assumption violations, result in higher Type I…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Least Squares Statistics, Victims
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Cornell, Dewey; Allen, Korrie – Journal of School Violence, 2011
The Virginia Student Threat Assessment Guidelines were developed in response to studies of school shootings conducted by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Secret Service, and U.S. Department of Education that recommended schools should adopt a threat assessment approach to prevent targeted violence. This article reviews the…
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Guidelines, Violence, Measurement
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Lee, Talisha; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2010
This study examined the concurrent validity of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (BVQ) in a convenience sample of 202 middle school students in central Virginia. This appears to be the first published study to compare BVQ reports of being bullied and of bullying others with independent criteria not subject to shared method variance.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Fallahi, Carolyn R.; Austad, Carol Shaw; Fallon, Marianne; Leishman, Lisa – Journal of School Violence, 2009
The recent shootings at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute (Virginia Tech) shocked the nation and brought violence on college campuses to the forefront of the nation's attention. We surveyed college students and faculty/staff three weeks after the incident about their perceptions of the Virginia Tech shooting, subsequent media exposure, and school…
Descriptors: Campuses, Violence, School Safety, Mental Disorders
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Thunfors, Peter; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study investigated the peer popularity of middle school students involved in bullying. Bullying was assessed by peer report using the School Climate Bullying Survey (SCBS) and popularity was assessed through peer nominations from a student roster. In a sample of 379 middle school students, bullies were among the most popular students in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Peer Acceptance, Surveys
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Ashbaughm, Lauren P.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
Sexual harassment is widely viewed as a form of bullying, but has received little attention in studies of middle school students. A survey of 109 6th grade students found that 29% of students reported at least one sexual harassment experience in the past 30 days, with 11% reporting harassment once per week or more. Although boys and girls reported…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Cornell, Dewey G.; Brockenbrough, Karen – Journal of School Violence, 2004
Bullying studies frequently rely on student self-report to identify bullies and victims of bullying, but research in the broader field of peer aggression makes greater use of other informants, especially peers, to identify aggressors and victims. This study compared self, peer, and teacher identification of bullies and bully victims in a sample of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Identification, Victims of Crime, Aggression