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Matjasko, Jennifer L.; Holland, Kristin M.; Holt, Melissa K.; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Koenig, Brian W. – Journal of School Health, 2019
BACKGROUND: School-based extracurricular activity participation is one of the primary avenues for prosocial activity engagement during adolescence. In this study, we test the "overscheduling hypothesis" or whether the negative relationship between structured activity intensity (ie, hours) and adolescent bullying and fighting levels off…
Descriptors: Extracurricular Activities, Behavior Problems, Bullying, Prosocial Behavior
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Fallin-Bennett, Amanda; Goodin, Amie – Journal of School Health, 2019
Background: Tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drug use among lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) high school students as well as related environment and school-level risk and protective factors were examined. Methods: Data was acquired from the 2015 CDC's Youth Behavior Risk Survey for Kentucky (N = 2577). Prevalence of substance use was calculated for…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Bullying, Correlation, Homosexuality
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Frankel, Anne S.; Bass, Sarah Bauerle; Patterson, Freda; Dai, Ting; Brown, Deanna – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Sexting, the sharing of sexually suggestive photos, may be a gateway behavior to early sexual activity and increase the likelihood of social ostracism. Methods: Youth Risk Behavior Survey (N = 6021) data from 2015 among Pennsylvania 9th-12th grade students were used to examine associations between consensual and nonconsensual sexting…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Mediated Communication, Sexuality
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Terry, Amanda – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the coverage of state legislation and the expansiveness ratings of state model policies on the state-level prevalence of bullying in schools. Methods: The state-level prevalence of bullying in schools was based on cross-sectional data from the 2013 High School Youth Risk Behavior…
Descriptors: State Legislation, Bullying, Predictor Variables, Incidence
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Holt, Melissa; Espelage, Dorothy; Van Ryzin, Mark; Bowman, Chelsey – Journal of School Health, 2018
BACKGROUND: Research indicates that victimization exposures are associated with sexual risk-taking behaviors, but there is a relative lack of research on the relation between peer victimization and sexual risk taking among adolescents. This study fills this gap through examining how bullying, cyberbullying, and dating violence victimization at…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Peer Groups, Correlation
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Grinshteyn, Erin; Yang, Y. T. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: We examined the relationship between exposure to electronic bullying and absenteeism as a result of being afraid. Methods: This multivariate, multinomial regression analysis of the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey data assessed the association between experiencing electronic bullying in the past year and how often students were absent…
Descriptors: Bullying, Secondary School Students, Attendance Patterns, Fear
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Gower, Amy L.; Cousin, Molly; Borowsky, Iris W. – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Although nearly all states in the United States require school districts to adopt anti-bullying policies, little research examines the effect of these policies on student bullying and health. Using a statewide sample, we investigated associations between the quality of school district anti-bullying policies and student bullying…
Descriptors: Bullying, Board of Education Policy, School Districts, Student Behavior
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Okumu, Moses; Mengo, Cecilia; Ombayo, Bernadette; Small, Eusebius – Journal of School Health, 2017
Background: Teen dating violence (TDV), bullying, and HIV risk behaviors are public health concerns that impact adolescents in the United States. National estimates reveal high rates of these risk behaviors among high school students. Based on theoretical and empirical evidence, we hypothesized that experiencing teen dating violence (sexual and…
Descriptors: Bullying, High School Students, Risk, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Vivolo-Kantor, Alana M.; Olsen, Emily O'Malley; Bacon, Sarah – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Teen dating violence (TDV) negatively impacts health, mental and physical well-being, and school performance. Methods: Data from a nationally representative sample of high school students participating in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)'s 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) are used to demonstrate associations…
Descriptors: High School Students, Adolescents, Dating (Social), Violence
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Case, Kathleen R.; Cooper, Maria; Creamer, MeLisa; Mantey, Dale; Kelder, Steven; Grossman, Beth Toby – Journal of School Health, 2016
Background: Being a victim of bullying is associated with greater risk of youth substance use; however, research specifically examining whether tobacco use behaviors differ among adolescents who were bullied at school only, electronically only, or both at school and electronically is limited. Methods: We examined the associations between being a…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, At Risk Persons, Smoking
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Kessel Schneider, Shari; O'Donnell, Lydia; Smith, Erin – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Schools are increasingly being called upon to address cyberbullying and its consequences. This study compares cyberbullying and school bullying trends and examines help-seeking among cyberbullying victims. Methods: We analyzed self-report data over 4 surveys (2006-2012) from more than 16,000 students in 17 MetroWest Boston high…
Descriptors: Bullying, Internet, Educational Trends, High School Students
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Hertz, Marci Feldman; Everett Jones, Sherry; Barrios, Lisa; David-Ferdon, Corinne; Holt, Melissa – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Childhood exposure to adverse experiences has been associated with adult asthma, smoking, sexually transmitted disease, obesity, substance use, depression, and sleep disturbances. Conceptualizing bullying as an adverse childhood experience, 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) data were used to examine the relationship between…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Correlation, At Risk Persons
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Gordon, Allegra R.; Conron, Kerith J.; Calzo, Jerel P.; White, Matthew T.; Reisner, Sari L.; Austin, S. Bryn – Journal of School Health, 2018
Background: Young people may experience school-based violence and bullying victimization related to their gender expression, independent of sexual orientation identity. However, the associations between gender expression and bullying and violence have not been examined in racially and ethnically diverse population-based samples of high school…
Descriptors: High School Students, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Harassment, Violence
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Lewis, Catherine; Deardorff, Julianna; Lahiff, Maureen; Soleimanpour, Samira; Sakashita, Kimi; Brindis, Claire D. – Journal of School Health, 2015
Background: Bullying and victimization are ongoing concerns in schools. School health centers (SHCs) are well situated to support affected students because they provide crisis intervention, mental health care, and broader interventions to improve school climate. This study examined the association between urban adolescents' experiences of…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Urban Schools, Adolescents