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Acosta, Joie; Chinman, Matthew; Ebener, Patricia; Malone, Patrick S.; Phillips, Andrea; Wilks, Asa – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study assesses how perceptions of school climate and four mediating factors (school connectedness, peer attachment, assertiveness, and empathy) influence reports of bullying behaviors among 2,834 students in 14 middle schools. Results revealed that students in positive school climates reported experiencing fewer physical, emotional, and…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Environment, Bullying, Middle School Students
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Hong, Jun Sung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Violence and disorder occurring within schools have received increased attention and scrutiny over the years; however, few have explored how violence and school disorder are influencing the children of immigrants' likelihood of dropping out. The current study draws from a segmented assimilation framework to explore if and how the associations…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Dropouts, Immigrants
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Longobardi, Claudio; Prino, L. E.; Fabris, Matteo Angelo; Settanni, Michele – Journal of School Violence, 2019
In Italy, numerous studies have been carried out regarding the phenomenon of bullying; however, studies on single incidences of sexual, physical, and psychological victimization at school remain scant. Therefore the aim of this study is to examine the phenomenon of scholastic violence with a broader perspective, as well as all the possible…
Descriptors: Violence, Bullying, Foreign Countries, Middle School Students
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Shariati, Auzeen; Guerette, Rob T. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
One practical, yet less touted, approach to school safety is the use of security provisions that conform with the principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). Beyond preventing crime, the approach offers the potential benefit of improving perceptions of safety among campus occupants which is important for revenues and…
Descriptors: School Security, Campuses, On Campus Students, College Students
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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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Bistrong, Elizabeth; Bottiani, Jessika H.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The response patterns of youth who witness bullying have potential to influence future occurrence and persistence of bullying behaviors. Prevention efforts have included an increased focus on bystander interventions; however, the majority of adolescents rarely intervene in bullying situations. When they do, they often display of mixed pattern of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, Intervention, Middle School Students
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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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Eklund, Katie; Meyer, Lauren; Bosworth, Kris – Journal of School Violence, 2018
School resource officers (SROs) are being increasingly employed in schools to respond to incidents of school violence and to help address safety concerns among students and staff. While previous research on school safety and crisis teams has examined the role of school mental health professionals' and administrators, fewer studies have evaluated…
Descriptors: School Safety, Crisis Management, Mental Health Workers, Police School Relationship
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Bosworth, Kris; Garcia, Rafael; Judkins, Maryann; Saliba, Mark – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Bullying in secondary schools is a serious concern for educators and parents. The relationship between bullying and school climate has been identified and strategies to improve school climate are available. The importance of leadership in shaping school climate has been well documented. This exploratory study explores the role of leadership in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Educational Environment, High School Students, Leadership Role
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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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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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Bruening, Rebecca A.; Orengo-Aguayo, Rosaura E.; Onwuachi-Willig, Angela; Ramirez, Marizen – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Adolescent bullying is linked to numerous adverse psychosocial effects that can persist into adulthood. In response to this problem, in 2007 Iowa adopted an antibullying statute requiring all school districts to adopt an antibullying policy. From 2013-2014, 47 semistructured interviews were conducted with school and district administrators in…
Descriptors: Bullying, Parent Attitudes, Barriers, State Legislation
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Cuellar, Matthew J.; Elswick, Susan E.; Theriot, Matthew T. – Journal of School Violence, 2018
To understand the effects of school safety practices and strategies on the school environment, researchers have consistently investigated the perceptions of students and various school personnel concerning school safety. Yet school social workers, professionals commonly employed in today's schools to address the mental health needs of students,…
Descriptors: Social Work, Caseworkers, Attitude Measures, School Safety
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Balanovic, Jovana; Stuart, Jaimee; Jeffrey, Jenny – Journal of School Violence, 2018
A growing body of research illustrating the detrimental consequences of bullying has led to many antibullying interventions being developed. Despite good intentions, evidence suggests that such programs vary considerably in their efficacy. The current study examines the social discourse around bullying in the New Zealand environment in order to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Intervention, Foreign Countries
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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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