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ERIC Number: ED466675
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Pages: 28
Abstractor: N/A
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A Comparison of 9th and 10th Grade Boys' and Girls' Bullying Behaviors in Two States.
Isernhagen, Jody; Harris, Sandy
This study examined the incidences of bullying behaviors among male and female 9th and 10th graders in rural Nebraska and suburban Texas schools. Nebraska students were predominantly Caucasion, and Texas students were African American, Hispanic American, and Caucasion. Student surveys examined such issues as how often bullying occurred, where it occurred, what it was like, who students told, and how concerned students believed their teachers and administrators were about bullying. Results indicated that bullying was a very real part of students' lives. More than 80 percent of students observed some type of bullying at least some time in their school. Nearly one-third of girls and 20 percent of boys observed bullying often. Most of the bullying involved hurtful teasing and painful name calling. When boys were bullied, there was more physical violence. Both sexes reported being threatened with harm more than 26 percent of the time when bullied. Bullying was most likely to happen during class, lunch, and extracurricular events. Students occasionally told someone about it, generally a family member or friend. Students did not tell school faculty about the bullying and did not perceive that school faculty were interested in trying to stop bullying. (Contains 43 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska; Texas