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Bowllan, Nancy M. – Journal of School Health, 2011
Background: This intervention study examined the prevalence of bullying in an urban/suburban middle school and the impact of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program (OBPP). Methods: A quasi-experimental design consisting of a time-lagged contrast between age-equivalent groups was utilized. Baseline data collected for 158 students prior to…
Descriptors: Aggression, Peer Relationship, Educational Environment, Friendship
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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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Pollastri, Alisha R.; Cardemil,, Esteban V.; O'Donnell, Ellen H. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2010
Past research on the self-esteem of bullies has produced equivocal results. Recent studies have suggested that the inconsistent findings may be due, in part, to the failure to account for bully/victims: those children who both bully and are victims of bullying. In this longitudinal study, we examined the distinctions among pure bullies, pure…
Descriptors: Bullying, Females, Victims of Crime, Longitudinal Studies
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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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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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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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Frisen, Ann; Holmqvist, Kristina; Oscarsson, Daniel – Educational Studies, 2008
This study formed the second wave of a longitudinal research project examining bullying from the students' perspective. A sample of 877 Swedish 13-year-olds filled out a questionnaire regarding the definition of bullying, reasons for why some students are bullied and the experience of adults' response to bullying. In their definitions, girls were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims of Crime, Peer Relationship, Antisocial Behavior
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Bishop, John H.; Bishop, Matthew; Gelbwasser, Lara; Green, Shanna; Zuckerman, Andrew – Brookings Papers on Education Policy, 2003
This paper looks at the relationship between the study behavior and academic engagement of individual students, the norms and attitudes of close friends, and the peer culture of school. The authors are particularly interested in how the academic orientation of a student and his or her close friends invites or protects him or her from harassment by…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Interviews