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Pelchar, Taylor K.; Bain, Sherry K. – Journal for the Education of the Gifted, 2014
We examined rates of bullying and victimization among children identified as gifted who were in transition from elementary to middle school in a Southern U.S. school district. We also investigated levels of distress associated with bullying and victimization. Our results indicated that the fourth graders, before transition to middle school,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Academically Gifted, Elementary School Students
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Espelage, Dorothy L.; Hong, Jun Sung; Rao, Mrinalini A.; Low, Sabina – Theory Into Practice, 2013
This article reviews the extant literature on the links between peer victimization and academic performance and engagement among children and adolescents. Although most of the research on this association is based on cross-sectional investigations, research using longitudinal designs is starting to point to the fact that peer victimization does…
Descriptors: Peer Groups, Victims, Bullying, Intervention
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Mooney, Paul; Gansle, Kristin A.; Denny, R. Kenton – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
The stated mission of the Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders (CCBD) includes ''supporting the professional development and enhancing the expertise of those who work on behalf of children with challenging behavior and their families'' (http:// The stated goal of CCBD's journal "Behavioral…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Middle School Students, High School Students, Emotional Disturbances
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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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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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Branson, Christopher E.; Cornell, Dewey G. – Journal of Applied School Psychology, 2009
Researchers examining the effectiveness of schoolwide anti-bullying programs typically use student self reports to measure reductions in bullying. In contrast, researchers who study peer aggression frequently employ peer nominations. This study compared self reports of bullying with peer nominations in a sample of 355 middle school students. Self…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Student Adjustment, Middle School Students
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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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Carlson, L. Wrenn; Cornell, Dewey G. – School Psychology International, 2008
This study investigated differences in aggressive attitudes, academic achievement and discipline referrals between bullies and non-bullies in a sample of 261 6th and 7th grade students over a two-year period. Through the use of a peer nomination survey, 16 students were identified as bullies both years (persistent) and 21 were identified only in…
Descriptors: Discipline, Aggression, Grade 7, Bullying
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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
Carlson, Eric J.; Flannery, Michelle Crow; Kral, Melissa Steinbring – Online Submission, 2005
This study explored the differences of bully/victim problems between early adolescents receiving special education services under the primary category of Learning Disabilities (LD), and their non-disabled peers. Subjects involved were 54 male and female students, grades 6-8, attending a suburban middle school in Minnesota. They were administered…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Early Adolescents, Special Education, Learning Disabilities