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Scholte, Ron; Sentse, Miranda; Granic, Isabela – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2010
The aim of the present study was to examine to what extent classroom factors (i.e., classroom antibullying attitudes and behavioral norms) contributed to individual bullying, after controlling for individual difference characteristics. Participants were 2,547 early adolescents (M = 13.4 years, SD = 0.63) from 109 middle school classes. Self- and…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Bullying, Early Adolescents, Middle School Students
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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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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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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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Poteat, V. Paul; Espelage, Dorothy L. – Journal of Early Adolescence, 2007
This investigation examined the extent to which homophobic victimization predicted multiple indicators of psychological and social distress for middle school students (n = 143) during a 1-year assessment period. Hierarchical regression analyses indicated that homophobic victimization significantly predicted increased anxiety and depression,…
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Depression (Psychology), Early Adolescents, Middle School Students