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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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Walden, Laura M.; Beran, Tanya N. – Canadian Journal of School Psychology, 2010
The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between students' quality of attachment to their primary caregivers and the frequency with which they bully others and are the victims of bullying. One hundred and five students in Grades 4, 6, and 8 (46 girls, 59 boys; M = 10.5 years) completed paper and pencil surveys. Results indicated…
Descriptors: Bullying, Caregivers, Attachment Behavior, Grade 4
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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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Barnett, Mark A.; Barlett, Natalie D.; Livengood, Jennifer L.; Murphy, Deborah L.; Brewton, Katherine E. – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2010
The authors used two studies involving 5th- and 6th-grade children to examine factors potentially associated with individual differences in children's perceptions of and anticipated responses to ambiguous teases. Study 1 assessed the extent to which the children would expect recipients to feel hurt in response to a series of ambiguous teases and…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Individual Differences, Elementary School Students, Emotional Response
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Psunder, Mateja – Educational Studies, 2010
Surveys have confirmed the ubiquity of aggression in schools, and verbal aggression is not an exception. The identification of teasing as a frequent form of verbal aggression is an indispensable step towards diminishing it. The purpose of this study was to investigate teasing among primary school students in Slovenia. The research showed that…
Descriptors: Aggression, Foreign Countries, Verbal Communication, Bullying
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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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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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Nishina, Adrienne; Juvonen, Jaana; Witkow, Melissa R. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2005
This study examined associations among peer victimization, psychosocial problems, physical symptoms, and school functioning across the 1st year in middle school. An ethnically diverse sample of urban 6th graders (N = 1,526) reported on their perceptions of peer victimization, psychosocial adjustment, and physical symptoms during fall and spring.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Psychological Patterns
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Collins, Katrina; McAleavy, Gerry; Adamson, Gary – Educational Research, 2004
Northern Ireland, unlike the Republic of Ireland or England, has no province-wide information on bullying in schools. This study provided baseline information on this complex issue across 120 schools in all five Education and Library Boards in Northern Ireland, comprising 60 primary and 60 post-primary schools, 1079 primary pupils (Year 6) and…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Bullying
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Hanish, Laura D.; Guerra, Nancy G. – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2004
We evaluated the extent to which aggressive victims show unique developmental pathways that are different from those of passive victims, bullies, and uninvolved children. A total of 1,722 children were followed from 4th grade to 6th grade, and the prevalence and stability of each group were assessed. Aggressive victims became less prevalent and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Victims of Crime, Developmental Continuity, Rejection (Psychology)
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Storch, Eric A.; Nock, Matthew K.; Masia-Warner, Carrie; Barlas, Mitchell E. – Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2003
We examined the relation of overt and relational victimization to depressive symptoms, fear of negative evaluation (FNE), social avoidance, and loneliness in a sample of Hispanic and African-American children. The Social Experience Questionnaire, Children's Depression Inventory, Social Anxiety Scale for Children--Revised, and Asher Loneliness…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Measures (Individuals), Psychological Patterns, Social Experience