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ERIC Number: EJ1149003
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1938-2243
Bullying Prevention as a Social Justice Issue: Implications with Asian American Elementary School Students
Wang, Cixin; Wang, Weimeng; Zheng, Lianzhe; Atwal, Kavita
School Psychology Forum, v10 n3 p251-264 Fall 2016
This study examined Asian American elementary students' experience with victimization. Data were collected from 313 fourth and fifth graders from an ethnically diverse elementary school in southern California. Most participants self-identified as Asian/Asian American and spoke an Asian language at home. Results indicated that Asian American students did not differ from non-Asian American peers on the frequency of victimization. However, respect for diversity was a significant predictor for victimization for Asian American students, but not for non-Asian American students. Furthermore, a larger percentage of the Asian American students attributed the reasons for their victimization to cultural differences, including language, the model minority myth, physical appearance, and poor performance in sports compared to non-Asian American students. Results suggest that discrimination is a salient factor contributing to Asian American students' experience with victimization. Implications focus on how school psychologists can be advocates for victims and design school-based bullying prevention programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California
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