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Chen, Ji-Kang; Astor, Ron Avi – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2010
The current study explores whether theorized risk factors in Western countries can be used to predict school violence perpetration in an Asian cultural context. The study examines the associations between risk factors and school violence perpetration in Taiwan. Data were obtained from a nationally representative sample of 14,022 students from…
Descriptors: Violence, Asian Culture, Self Control, Drinking
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Trach, Jessica; Hymel, Shelley; Waterhouse, Terry; Neale, Ken – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
Addressing the impact of peer bystanders on school bullying, this cross-sectional study examined whether student responses to bullying that they witnessed varied as a function of sex and grade. In a school-based survey regarding social experiences at school, Grade 4 to 11 students (N = 9397, 51% male) who reported witnessing bullying (68%) rated…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Secondary School Students, Gender Differences
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Stanbury, Stacey; Bruce, Mary Alice; Jain, Sachin; Stellern, John – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
This article discusses the development, implementation, and effects of a middle school empathy building program that was designed to reduce bullying behavior. Results show that participants in the intervention group reported engaging in significantly less bullying behavior as compared to the control group, and the program was particularly…
Descriptors: Bullying, Empathy, Program Development, Program Implementation
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Hemphill, Sheryl; Hargreaves, John – ACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal, 2009
School suspensions are commonly used in schools to address challenging student behaviours, often on the understanding that suspensions send a clear message to the school community about what is acceptable behaviour. However, there is a growing body of evidence that school suspensions have a range of unintended negative consequences including…
Descriptors: Suspension, Academic Failure, Well Being, Student Behavior
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Punamaki, Raija-Leena; Wallenius, Marjut; Holtto, Hanna; Nygard, Clas-Hakan; Rimpela, Arja – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2009
The study aims were, first, to examine the associations between the type and intensity of ICT (Information and Communication Technology) and peer and parent relationships. Second, the study explored gender- and age-specific ICT usage and their associations with peer and parent relationships. The participants were 478 Finnish 10- and 13-year-old…
Descriptors: Mothers, Economically Disadvantaged, Early Adolescents, Adolescents
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Langdon, Susan W.; Preble, William – Adolescence (San Diego): an international quarterly devoted to the physiological, psychological, psychiatric, sociological, and educational aspects of the second decade of human life, 2008
There are several avenues of inquiry that seek to understand and ameliorate the problem of bullying in schools, including the strategy of fostering respect. To date, however, there is little empirical literature testing the presumed relationship between respect and bullying. This study examined this relationship with surveys (N = 3,147) and…
Descriptors: Bullying, Peer Relationship, Aggression, Antisocial Behavior
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Rueger, Sandra Yu; Malecki, Christine Kerres; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick – School Psychology Quarterly, 2008
The current study is an investigation of early adolescents' perceptions of social support from parents, teachers, classmates, and close friends, and how that support is related to measures of students' adjustment on a range of behavioral indices. Data were collected on a sample of 246 students in Grades 6 through 8 using the Child and Adolescent…
Descriptors: Social Support Groups, Females, Early Adolescents, Rating Scales
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Zaff, Jonathan F.; Malanchuk, Oksana; Eccles, Jacquelynne S. – Applied Developmental Science, 2008
Researchers have theorized that programs to promote positive citizenship should begin with an opportunity for adolescents to participate in civic activities, such as community service or political volunteering. In this article we extend the theory by arguing that a more systemic approach is needed, in which a civic context is developed to promote…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Adolescents, Cultural Influences, Citizen Participation
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Walcott, Christy M.; Upton, Amber; Bolen, Larry M.; Brown, Michael B. – Psychology in the Schools, 2008
Different functions within different forms of aggression were examined in relation to peer-perceived preference and popularity among middle school students. Two hundred and three 7th grade students were nominated by a subset of their grade mates based on indices of likeability, popularity, and aggressiveness. Both linear and curvilinear…
Descriptors: Aggression, Grade 7, Peer Acceptance, Early Adolescents
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Brown, Raymond – International Journal of Educational Research, 2007
This paper explores the social positions that students construct and the patterns of participation that different individuals and groups achieve within a classroom community of practice. Using a form of collective argumentation to promote student involvement in the practices of a disciplinary community of mathematicians, the study employed a…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Social Influences
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Schneider, Barry H.; Dixon, Kristopher; Udvari, Stephen – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
The purpose of this study is to compare the inter-ethnic and co-ethnic friendships of 390 junior high school students in multi-ethnic neighborhoods of Montreal and Toronto. Friendship dyads were identified on the basis of reciprocal nomination as close friends. The quality of the friendships was measured by questionnaires completed by both members…
Descriptors: Junior High School Students, Neighborhoods, Conflict, Friendship
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Nichols, Sharon L. – Elementary School Journal, 2006
This study took place at a newly formed charter school serving 150 students in a large metropolitan city in the southwest. Students were mostly Hispanic (98%), and all were eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected in interviews with 45 sixth- (n = 28), seventh- (n = 10), and eighth- (n = 7) grade…
Descriptors: Report Cards, Gender Differences, Charter Schools, Student Attitudes
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Bowker, Anne – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2004
This study examined the stability of early adolescent best friendships across a school year. Grade 7 students (N = 174) participated in group-testing sessions in the fall and spring of their school year. Participants completed peer-nomination measures, described the quality of their best friendships, their knowledge of their best friend, and their…
Descriptors: Early Adolescents, Grade 7, Friendship, Peer Relationship
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Jones, Diane Carlson; Vigfusdottir, Thorbjorg Helga; Lee, Yoonsun – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2004
This research evaluates the contributions of three dimensions of appearance culture (appearance magazine exposure, appearance conversations with friends, and peer appearance criticism) and body mass index (BMI) to internalization of appearance ideals and body image dissatisfaction. Four hundred thirty-three girls and 347 boys in Grades 7 through…
Descriptors: Criticism, Periodicals, Gender Differences, Body Composition