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Elkins, Rebecca L.; King, Keith; Nabors, Laura; Vidourek, Rebecca – Journal of School Violence, 2017
School violence, school violent victimization, and suicidal ideation among adolescents are serious public health concerns. This pilot study investigated the influence of steroid use on problem behaviors. Secondary data analyses of the 2014 PRIDE Questionnaire were performed based on information collected from 38,414 high school adolescents.…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, School Safety, Victims
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Malm, Esther Kweiki; Henrich, Christopher; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel – Journal of School Violence, 2017
This study investigated associations of general and specific parental self-efficacy factors with bullying and peer victimization behaviors among 142 fourth and fifth graders and their parents. Using structural equation modeling, exploratory factor analysis was used to examine one general parenting self-efficacy measure and a bullying-specific…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Elementary School Students, Self Efficacy
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Romero, Andrea; Bauman, Sheri; Ritter, Marissa; Anand, Payal – Journal of School Violence, 2017
Guided by the interpersonal theory of suicide, this study examines the associations between gun carrying, bullying, and suicidal behaviors among high school students. Arizona Youth Risk Behavior Surveys were completed by 2,677 students in 2011; 9.0% reported suicide attempt in the past year, 5.5% carried a gun in the past 30 days, 8.5% were…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suicide, Weapons, Bullying
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Finkelhor, David; Vanderminden, Jennifer; Turner, Heather; Shattuck, Anne; Hamby, Sherry – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This national household telephone survey of youth and parents assessed exposure to a broad range of at-school victimizations among a representative sample of 3,391 children and youth ages 5 to 17. Nearly half the sample (48%) had been exposed to at least one form of victimization at school during the past year (in 2011), most of which was…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, National Surveys, Telephone Surveys
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Yoon, Jina; Sulkowski, Michael L.; Bauman, Sheri A. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
School is a critical context of bullying. This study investigated teacher responses to bullying incidents and the effects of individual and contextual variables on these responses. Participating teachers (N = 236) viewed streaming video vignettes depicting physical, verbal, and relational bullying and reported how they would respond to bullies and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Teacher Response, Teacher Characteristics, Context Effect
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Wormington, Stephanie V.; Anderson, Kristen G.; Schneider, Ashley; Tomlinson, Kristin L.; Brown, Sandra A. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
Recent research highlights the role of peer victimization in students' adjustment across a variety of domains (e.g., academic, social), but less often identifies potential mediating variables. In the current study, we tested for direct effects from peer victimization to adolescents' academic behavior and alcohol use, as well as indirect effects…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Student Adjustment, Victims of Crime, Peer Groups
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Martinez, Andrew; McMahon, Susan D.; Espelage, Dorothy; Anderman, Eric M.; Reddy, Linda A.; Sanchez, Bernadette – Journal of School Violence, 2016
Extant scholarship has primarily examined demographic predictors of teacher victimization. Teacher multiple victimization, or the extent to which teachers experience multiple types of violence, has not been examined. Using social-ecological theory, we examine correlates of violence among 2,324 teachers who reported having been victimized at least…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Victims, Victims of Crime, Incidence
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Gerlinger, Julie; Wo, James C. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
A common response to school violence features the use of security measures to deter serious and violent incidents. However, a second approach, based on school climate theory, suggests that schools exhibiting authoritative school discipline (i.e., high structure and support) might more effectively reduce school disorder. We tested these approaches…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Violence, Discipline
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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Summers, Kelly Hodgson – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This study explored the relations among self-reported bully participant role behaviors (i.e., bullying, assisting, experiencing victimization, defending, and outsider behavior) and self-reported social skills (i.e., cooperation, assertion, empathy, and self-control) among boys and girls. The sample consisted of 636 middle school students (52%…
Descriptors: Bullying, Interpersonal Competence, Cooperation, Empathy
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Corby, Emma-Kate; Campbell, Marilyn; Spears, Barbara; Slee, Phillip; Butler, Des; Kift, Sally – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This article investigates the perceptions of 156 students who were victims of both traditional and cyberbullying (117 female, 45 male), ages 10 to 17 years, as to which form of bullying was more hurtful. Overall, students perceived traditional victimization to be more hurtful than cyber victimization. Reasons identified in the data to explain the…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Bullying, Computer Mediated Communication, Preadolescents
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Mitchell, Kimberly J.; Ybarra, Michele L.; Jones, Lisa M.; Espelage, Dorothy – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This article examines characteristics of online harassment episodes associated with increased distress for youth. Data were collected as part of the Third Youth Internet Safety Survey, a cross-sectional telephone survey conducted in the United States in 2010. Interviews were conducted with 1,560 Internet-using youth, ages 10 through 17. Harassment…
Descriptors: Youth, Anxiety, Internet, Safety
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Crepeau-Hobson, Franci; Leech, Nancy L. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This study examined the association between various types of peer-directed violence and suicidal thoughts and behaviors among adolescents. A nationally representative sample of 15,425 high school students completed the 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey. All types of peer victimization (bullying, physical violence, and dating violence) were found to…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suicide, Bullying, Violence
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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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Gregg, David H.; Somers, Cheryl L.; Pernice-Duca, Francesca; Van Dale, Kimberly G. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This study explored the roles of gender and self-esteem in the relations between various teasing experiences and externalizing behavior. Externalizing behavior was measured as reported risk-taking and alcohol consumption. Within a sample of 651 high school students located in the Midwest, males reported significantly more externalizing behavior…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Esteem, Risk, Antisocial Behavior
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Egnoto, Michael J.; Griffin, Darrin J.; Svetieva, Elena; Winslow, Luke – Journal of School Violence, 2016
Emergency response systems can be improved by investigating the motives and manner in which people share information during an active shooter crisis. This article analyzed survey data collected from undergraduate participants at The University of Texas at Austin who were enrolled during the fall of 2010 when an active shooter event occurred on…
Descriptors: Suicide, Violence, School Safety, Information Dissemination
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