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Gendron, Brian P.; Williams, Kirk R.; Guerra, Nancy G. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
The current study examined the relations among self-esteem, approving normative beliefs about bullying, school climate, and bullying perpetration using a large, longitudinal sample of children from elementary, middle, and high school. Self-report surveys were collected at two points in time over the course of 1 year from 7,299 ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Bullying, Least Squares Statistics, Community Centers, Self Esteem
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Limber, Susan P. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
The Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP) is a comprehensive, school-wide program that was designed in the mid-1980s to reduce bullying and achieve better peer relations among students in elementary, middle, and junior high school grades. Key program elements are described and a number of cultural adaptations to U.S. schools are noted. Several…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Foreign Countries, Program Development
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Lee, Talisha; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2010
This study examined the concurrent validity of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (BVQ) in a convenience sample of 202 middle school students in central Virginia. This appears to be the first published study to compare BVQ reports of being bullied and of bullying others with independent criteria not subject to shared method variance.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Wei, Hsi-Sheng; Chen, Ji-Kang – Journal of School Violence, 2009
This study aims to examine the relationships between social withdrawal, peer rejection and peer victimization among Taiwanese middle school students as well as to explore the applicability of relevant models in an East Asia culture context. The sample of this study consists of 219 7th grade students from middle schools in Taiwan. Data from…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Peer Relationship, Path Analysis, Foreign Countries
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Malecki, Christine Kerres; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Davidson, Lisa M. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
The present study is a preliminary investigation of the potential mediating role in the relationship between levels of victimization and students' adjustment for a sample of urban, predominantly Latino middle school students. A sample of 142 sixth through eighth grade students completed self-report measures including: (a) the Child and Adolescent…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Intervention, Bullying, Student Adjustment
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Thunfors, Peter; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study investigated the peer popularity of middle school students involved in bullying. Bullying was assessed by peer report using the School Climate Bullying Survey (SCBS) and popularity was assessed through peer nominations from a student roster. In a sample of 379 middle school students, bullies were among the most popular students in the…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Peer Acceptance, Surveys
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Fong, Robert S.; Vogel, Brenda L.; Vogel, Ronald E. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study examines various factors that contribute to assaultive behavior in school. We focused on the differences between youth whose behavior was not problematic and those who admitted to threatening, stealing from, or physically assaulting students, teachers, or staff. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to a random sample of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Violence, Self Esteem, Migrant Workers
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Ashbaughm, Lauren P.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
Sexual harassment is widely viewed as a form of bullying, but has received little attention in studies of middle school students. A survey of 109 6th grade students found that 29% of students reported at least one sexual harassment experience in the past 30 days, with 11% reporting harassment once per week or more. Although boys and girls reported…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Dellasega, Cheryl; Adamshick, Pamela – Journal of School Violence, 2005
Physical and verbal aggression is an increasing problem in both middle and high schools across the United States. While physical forms of aggression are targeted in traditional "bullying" programs, relational aggression (RA), or the use of relationships to hurt another, is often not detected or addressed. For girls in the stage of identity…
Descriptors: Aggression, Females, Peer Relationship, Intervention