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Juvonen, Jaana; Wang, Yueyan; Espinoza, Guadalupe – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2011
The goal of the study was to examine whether bullying experiences are associated with lower academic performance across middle school among urban students.The ethnically diverse sample was drawn from a longitudinal study of 2,300 sixth graders (44% Latino, 26% African American, 10% Asian, 10% White, and 10% mixed) from 11 public middle schools.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Middle School Students, Grade Point Average, Bullying
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Elledge, L. Christian; Cavell, Timothy A.; Ogle, Nick T.; Malcolm, Kenya T.; Newgent, Rebecca A.; Faith, Melissa A. – School Psychology Quarterly, 2010
We examined the degree to which children with and without a history of stable peer victimization differentially endorse strategies for dealing with school bullies. Participants were 323 children, 58 of whom met criteria for chronic peer victimization. Children with a history of stable peer victimization differed from comparison children in how…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Males, Peer Relationship
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Walden, Laura M.; Beran, Tanya N. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students' quality of attachment to their primary caregivers and the frequency with which they bully others and are the victims of bullying. One hundred and five students in Grades 4, 6, and 8 (46 girls, 59 boys; M = 10.5 years) completed paper and pencil surveys. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Bullying, Caregivers, Attachment Behavior, Grade 4
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Edmondson, Lynne; Zeman, Laura Dreuth – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2009
Common in the research literature on bullying is the dichotomy of bullying and victim behavior. The present definition of a bully is a person who has engaged in repeated acts of aggression or harm to persons over whom he or she has power. The literature on bullies examines gender differences at length. However, the bully-victim literature has yet…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Focus Groups, Gender Differences
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Nylund, Karen; Bellmore, Amy; Nishina, Adrienne; Graham, Sandra – Child Development, 2007
This study uses latent class analysis (LCA) to empirically identify victimization groups during middle school. Approximately 2,000 urban, public middle school students (mean age in sixth grade = 11.57) reported on their peer victimization during the Fall and Spring semesters of their sixth, seventh, and eighth grades. Independent LCA analyses at…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Grade 8, Grade 6, Victims of Crime
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Graham, Sandra; Bellmore, Amy D.; Mize, Jennifer – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2006
An ethnically diverse sample of 6th-grade students completed peer nomination procedures that were used to create subgroups of students with reputations as victims, aggressors, aggressive victims, and socially adjusted (neither aggressive nor victimized). Self-report data on psychological adjustment, attributions for peer harassment, and perceived…
Descriptors: Aggression, Student Adjustment, Grade 6, Peer Groups
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Nishina, Adrienne; Juvonen, Jaana; Witkow, Melissa R. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2005
This study examined associations among peer victimization, psychosocial problems, physical symptoms, and school functioning across the 1st year in middle school. An ethnically diverse sample of urban 6th graders (N = 1,526) reported on their perceptions of peer victimization, psychosocial adjustment, and physical symptoms during fall and spring.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Psychological Patterns