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ERIC Number: EJ1087290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1532-8759
Is It Bullying, Teen Dating Violence, or Both? Student, School Staff, and Parent Perceptions
Hertzog, Jodi L.; Harpel, Tammy; Rowley, Rochelle
Children & Schools, v38 n1 p21-29 Jan 2016
The goal of this study was to investigate the views of school staff, early adolescents, and parents about which behaviors constitute bullying or teen dating violence (TDV), with attention focused on perceived overlap between the two. To achieve this aim, a mixed-methods design was used to quantitatively investigate the factors associated with middle school students (n = 198), their parents (n = 131), and school staff (n = 113) designating behaviors as TDV, bullying, or both and to qualitatively assess the factors that influenced perceptions of a smaller sample of school personnel (n = 44). Survey results indicated that differences in categorizations of behaviors across groups did exist, whereas focus group data provided in-depth insights into school staff perceptions of behaviors on the bullying-TDV continuum. Overall, results indicated that perceptions of TDV as a significant problem within the school varied between students, parents, and school staff. The article concludes with a discussion of implications for school policy and avenues for future research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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