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ERIC Number: EJ877052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 52
ISSN: ISSN-0033-3085
Anti-Bullying Practices in American Schools: Perspectives of School Psychologists
Sherer, Yiping C.; Nickerson, Amanda B.
Psychology in the Schools, v47 n3 p217-229 Mar 2010
A random sample of 213 school psychologists working in a school setting completed a survey on their schools' current anti-bullying practices. Talking with bullies following bullying incidents, disciplinary consequences for bullies, and increasing adult supervision were the three most frequently used strategies. Peer juries/court, an anti-bullying committee, and peer counselors were least frequently used, according to respondents. School-wide positive behavior support, modifying space and schedule, and immediate responses to bullying incidents were perceived as most effective, whereas avoiding contact between bullies and victims, a zero-tolerance policy with bullies, and a written anti-bullying policy were least effective. Results and implications are discussed within the context of empirically supported practices. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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