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Rose, Chad A.; Gage, Nicholas A. – Exceptional Children, 2017
Students with disabilities are disproportionately involved within the bullying dynamic. Few studies have investigated the bullying involvement of youth with disabilities over time. The current study evaluated the victimization and perpetration rates of 6,531 students in Grades 3 through 12, including 16% with disabilities, over the course of 3…
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Longitudinal Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Kueny, Maryellen T.; Zirkel, Perry A. – Middle School Journal (J3), 2012
Bullying, a pattern of physical or emotional abuse that students intentionally inflict on their peers, exists throughout secondary education, but is most prevalent during the middle grades. To inform the practice of middle level educators, this study canvassed school anti-bullying laws in each state and compared them with relevant research…
Descriptors: Intervention, Bullying, Best Practices, School Safety
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Farmer, Thomas W.; Hall, Cristin M.; Petrin, Robert; Hamm, Jill V.; Dadisman, Kimberly – School Psychology Quarterly, 2010
A randomized control trial was conducted to evaluate the impact of the Rural Early Adolescent Learning Program (Project REAL) on teachers' awareness of peer groups at the beginning of the 1st year of middle school. Two schools were randomly assigned to the intervention condition and 2 to the control condition. Thirty-nine teachers and 466 students…
Descriptors: Group Membership, Intervention, Bullying, Early Adolescents
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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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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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Birkett, Michelle; Espelage, Dorothy L.; Koenig, Brian – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2009
Lesbian, gay, and bisexual students (LGB) and those questioning their sexual orientation are often at great risk for negative outcomes like depression, suicidality, drug use, and school difficulties (Elliot and Kilpatrick, How to Stop Bullying, A KIDSCAPE Guide to Training, 1994; Mufoz-Plaza et al., High Sch J 85:52-63, 2002; Treadway and Yoakam,…
Descriptors: Bullying, Drug Use, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality
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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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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