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ERIC Number: EJ1137195
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
Bullying Experiences, Anxiety about Bullying, and Special Education Placement
Saia, Danielle M.; Saylor, Conway F.; Allen, Ryan A.; Arnau, Penny L.
Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals, p38-50 Fall 2009
Bullying experiences and self-reported anxiety about bullying and were compared in 72 elementary and middle school students including 16 in self contained (SC) special education classes, 20 receiving resource or consultation (RC), and 36 matched peers. Individually administered Bully Victimization Scale and School Violence Anxiety Scale scores (Reynolds, 2003) revealed that children with special needs (both SC & RC) tended to report more peer victimization and higher anxiety about school violence than matched peers from the same schools. Placement was not related to self-reported bullying experiences. Students in self-contained classes were significantly more anxious about possible bullying, especially physical, in spite of being in more protected environments. School placement is an important but under-researched issue in assessment and intervention for bullying of students receiving special education services.
Descriptors: Bullying, Anxiety, Special Education, Student Placement, Elementary School Students, Middle School Students, Comparative Analysis, Special Needs Students, Self Contained Classrooms, Learning Disabilities, Victims of Crime, Victims, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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