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ERIC Number: ED481654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Trends of School Violence across Years: What Do TIMSS and TIMSS-R Tell Us?
Yu, Lei
This study investigated how patterns of school violence change across years using data extracted from the school questionnaire in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and the TIMSS-Repeat (TIMSS-R). Violence was operationally defined as a continuum or hierarchy of physical and nonphysical aggression. The study found that four types of violence (intimidation or verbal abuse of other students, intimidation or verbal abuse of teachers or staff, physical injury to other students, and physical injury to teachers or staff) were reported with decreasing frequency and two (alcohol use/possession and illegal drug use/possession) were reported with increasing frequency for eighth graders in 1999 compared to reports from 1998. Alcohol use/possession and illegal drug use/possession thus increasingly become an issue that should be addressed by the schools and the family. Going from grade 4 to grade 8, vandalism was reported more frequently, while physical injury to other students was reported less frequently. The severity of violent behaviors perceived was related to the frequency with which they were reported. (Contains 6 tables and 46 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study