ERIC Number: EJ1124678
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Students' Reports of Severe Violence in School as a Tool for Early Detection and Prevention
Yablon, Yaacov B.
Child Development, v88 n1 p55-67 Jan-Feb 2017
Early detection of severe violence is a significant challenge for many schools. Three studies were conducted on samples of 6th, 8th, and 10th graders (12-16 years old). The first study, based on paired reports of teachers and students (n = 130), showed that a high percentage of both victims and perpetrators of severe violence are not identified by teachers but are known to students. The second and third studies were based on qualitative (n = 30) and quantitative methods (n = 524) and revealed the factors that explain students' willingness to report or seek help from their teachers. The findings highlight the role of victims as a source of information regarding perpetrators and suggest a new perspective for early identification of severe violence in schools.
Descriptors: Violence, Identification, Grade 6, Grade 8, Grade 10, Victims, Qualitative Research, Statistical Analysis, Influences, Help Seeking, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, High School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Middle School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; High Schools
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