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ERIC Number: EJ864452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0198-7429
Characteristics of Bullies and Victims among Students with Emotional Disturbance Attending Approved Private Special Education Schools
Carran, Deborah T.; Kellner, Millicent H.
Behavioral Disorders, v34 n3 p151-163 May 2009
The goal of this study was to describe rates and types of bullying and victimization among 407 students with emotional disturbance (ED) in grades 6 through 10 attending private approved special education schools in New Jersey. These students anonymously completed the Olweus Bullying Questionnaire. Results indicated that compared with a general U.S. population of typical students, fewer students in this sample with ED engaged in bullying behavior and did so at lower intensity, and boys and girls with ED engaged in similar levels of bullying behavior. In contrast to a general U.S. population, more female students with ED in this subpopulation sample were victims compared with boys and, for both sexes, the types of victimization tended to be direct verbal or indirect. Students with ED in this sample responded to bullying by reporting to authority figures. Limitations and recommendations for future research are addressed. (Contains 5 tables.)
Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 612-276-0140; Fax: 612-276-0142; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Grade 6; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey