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Mercer, Sterett H.; McMillen, Janey Sturtz; DeRosier, Melissa E. – Journal of School Psychology, 2009
This study examined aggressive and pro-social classroom descriptive norms as predictors of change in aggression and victimization during middle childhood. Participants included 948 children in third through fifth grade. Measures of teacher-reported aggressive and peer-reported pro-social descriptive norms were completed at the onset of the study.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Prosocial Behavior, Norms, Grade 3
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Kochenderfer-Ladd, B.; Pelletier, M. E. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
A multilevel design was used to test a model in which teachers' attitudes (beliefs) about bullying (e.g., it is normative; assertive children do not get bullied; children wouldn't be bullied if they avoided mean kids) were hypothesized to influence if and how they intervene in bullying interactions. In turn, it was hypothesized that teachers'…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Bullying, Behavior Standards, Grade 4
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Kuppens, S.; Grietens, H.; Onghena, P.; Michiels, D.; Subramanian, S. V. – Journal of School Psychology, 2008
Relational aggression was studied within classroom environments by examining individual and classroom correlates among 2731 children (3rd-5th graders) during two successive measurement years. Multilevel analyses yielded small gender differences for relational aggression, indicating that such aggressive behavior was more associated with girls as…
Descriptors: Aggression, Grade 5, Rejection (Psychology), Gender Differences
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Putallaz, Martha; Grimes, Christina L.; Foster, Kristen J.; Kupersmidt, Janis B.; Coie, John D.; Dearing, Karen – Journal of School Psychology, 2007
The current study involved a comprehensive comparative examination of overt and relational aggression and victimization across multiple perspectives in the school setting (peers, teachers, observers in the lunchroom, self-report). Patterns of results involving sociometic status, ethnicity and gender were explored among 4th graders, with particular…
Descriptors: Grade 4, Victims of Crime, Females, Aggression
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Meisinger, E. B.; Blake, J. J.; Lease, A. M.; Palardy, G. J.; Olejnik, S. F. – Journal of School Psychology, 2007
Behavioral descriptors were identified as variant or invariant predictors of perceived popularity in a sample of 516 fourth, fifth, and sixth grade children located in 26 majority-Black or majority-White classrooms. Athletic ability, prosocial behavior, being "cool", social withdrawal, and "personal privilege" (i.e., having a lot of expensive…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Peer Acceptance, African American Students, White Students