ERIC Number: EJ1054198
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Student-Teacher Congruence in Reported Rates of Physical and Relational Victimization among Elementary-School-Age Children: The Moderating Role of Gender and Age
Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; Cooley, John L.
Journal of School Violence, v14 n2 p177-195 2015
The present study investigated the degree of congruence between student self-reports and teacher reports of relational and physical victimization and tested whether gender and age moderated these relations. Mixed effect regression models were conducted on a sample of 294 students (50.7% male) in Grades 2 to 5 and their classroom teachers. Results revealed that, despite its covert nature, greater agreement was found between students and teachers on reported rates of relational victimization. However, contrary to our expectations, teacher and student reports of physical victimization were unrelated. Greater agreement was also found among girls and teachers as well as between older students and teachers, however, on reported rates of relational victimization only. Implications are discussed in light of school-based intervention efforts to address peer victimization among students.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Victims, Gender Differences, Age Differences, Intervention, Regression (Statistics), Elementary School Teachers, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, Correlation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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