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Williford, Anne; Fite, Paula J.; Isen, Debbie; Poquiz, Jonathan – Psychology in the Schools, 2019
The purpose of the present study is to examine whether physical and relational victimization negatively impacts indicators of school climate--students' perceptions of school safety, their attachment to school, and their help-seeking behavior--and whether gender moderates these associations. Using a sample of 361 third through fifth-grade students…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Victims, Aggression, Educational Environment
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Glina, Monica B. – Democracy & Education, 2015
The problem of bullying in schools cannot be overstated. Researchers have examined the problem of bullying in schools from a variety of perspectives and have found that bullying has serious short-and long-term effects not just for the victim but for the bully as well. A variety of interventions have been implemented, and research shows that the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prosocial Behavior, Victims, Aggression
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Honig, Alice Sterling; Zdunowski-Sjoblom, Nicole – Early Child Development and Care, 2014
Family interviews were conducted with 28 7-12-year-old children who had experienced various forms of bullying and relational aggression by their peers, as well as with their parent and with an older sibling. Interviews explored possible supportive strategies of older siblings, parents, and teachers. All bullied children reported negative feelings…
Descriptors: Interviews, Children, Preadolescents, Bullying
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Kwon, Kyongboon; Kim, Elizabeth Moorman; Sheridan, Susan M. – Child & Youth Care Forum, 2014
Background: Positive attitudes toward school have been suggested as a meaningful indicator of school engagement among elementary children. The current study was guided by a social cognitive developmental perspective which suggests that social cognitions, including beliefs, play an important role in children's adjustment outcomes. Objective: The…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Student Attitudes, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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McDonald, Kristina L.; Baden, Rachel E.; Lochman, John E. – Applied Developmental Science, 2013
Although research has examined how parenting may influence children's social information processing, little research has examined how these factors may influence children's social goals. The current study examined how both parent- and child-reports of parenting behaviors were associated with regressed change in children's reported social goals…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Punishment, Grade 4, Grade 5
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Kwon, Kyongboon; Lease, A. Michele; Hoffman, Lesa – Social Development, 2012
The impact of children's clique membership on their peer nominations for social behaviors and status was examined in a sample of 455 third- through fifth-grade children. Social identity theory (SIT) and children's peer group affiliation and context served as primary conceptual frameworks for this investigation. As suggested by SIT, results…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Peer Relationship, Peer Groups, Grade 5
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Tseng, Wan-Ling; Kawabata, Yoshito; Gau, Susan Shur-Fen; Banny, Adrienne M.; Lingras, Katherine A.; Crick, Nicki R. – Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 2012
This study examined the structural relations of preadolescents' inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity, aggressive and prosocial behaviors, and peer functioning. There were 739 fourth (n = 239) and fifth (n = 500) graders (52.23% boys) in Taiwan who participated in this study. Preadolescents' inattention and hyperactivity/impulsivity were…
Descriptors: Females, Rating Scales, Preadolescents, Prosocial Behavior
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Ettekal, Idean; Ladd, Gary W. – Developmental Psychology, 2015
This study examined the associations between children's co-occurring relational and physical aggression trajectories and their peer relations (i.e., peer rejection, peer acceptance, and reciprocated friendships) from late childhood (Grade 4; M[subscript age] = 10.0) to early adolescence (Grade 8; M[subscript age] = 13.9). Using a sample of 477…
Descriptors: Aggression, Peer Relationship, Peer Acceptance, Rejection (Psychology)
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Rodkin, Philip C.; Berger, Christian – International Journal of Behavioral Development, 2008
This study asks whether bullies have higher social status than their victims. Social status was measured by social preference, popularity, and physical competence as perceived by children and teachers. A survey instrument was introduced to enable identification of specific victims associated with specific bullies. The sample was 508 fourth and…
Descriptors: Social Status, Sexual Harassment, Bullying, Grade 5
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Kartal, Hulya – Hacettepe University Journal of Education, 2008
Bullying is now recognized as a concern in schools worldwide. Bullying is a relatively new study field classified in the category of aggression. A person is being bullied when he or she is exposed repeatedly and over time to negative actions on the part of one or more persons. This study was conducted to acquire types of bullying behaviors and…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Bullying, Incidence, International Studies
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Murray-Close, Dianna; Crick, Nicki R.; Galotti, Kathleen M. – Social Development, 2006
Elementary school children's moral reasoning concerning physical and relational aggression was explored. Fourth and fifth graders rated physical aggression as more wrong and harmful than relational aggression but tended to adopt a moral orientation about both forms of aggression. Gender differences in moral judgments of aggression were observed,…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Aggression, Females, Grade 5
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Rodkin, Philip C.; Farmer, Thomas W.; Pearl, Ruth; Van Acker, Richard – Social Development, 2006
This study examined who among the 526 fourth to sixth graders are nominated as among the coolest kids in their class. There were two questions: (1) Are popular-aggressive (tough) children nominated as cool by a broad spectrum of their peers, or only by a select few? (2) Does variability in children's cool nominations more closely follow their…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Social Status, Aggression, Peer Acceptance