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Sørlie, Mari-Anne; Ogden, Terje – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2015
Results from the first study of the three-level School-Wide Positive Behavior Support model in Europe (SWPBS, called N-PALS) are presented. Using a strengthened nonrandomized design, data was collected from more than 1,200 teachers and 7,640 students at four measure points over four school years in 28 Norwegian intervention schools and 20…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Behavior Modification, Positive Behavior Supports, Student Behavior
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Low, Sabina; Van Ryzin, Mark – School Psychology Quarterly, 2014
Bullying prevention efforts have yielded mixed effects over the last 20 years. Program effectiveness is driven by a number of factors (e.g., program elements and implementation), but there remains a dearth of understanding regarding the role of school climate on the impact of bullying prevention programs. This gap is surprising, given research…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Program Effectiveness, Educational Environment
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Kanchewa, Stella S.; Rhodes, Jean E.; Schwartz, Sarah E. O.; Olsho, Lauren E. W. – Applied Developmental Science, 2014
Although assigned mentoring relationships have typically involved same-gender matches, a growing number of programs, particularly those in schools, have begun pairing female mentors with male mentees. This practice stems, in large part, from the relative dearth of male mentors and programs' efforts to increase the availability of youth mentoring…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Gender Issues, Mentors, Males
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Menard, Scott; Grotpeter, Jennifer K. – Journal of School Violence, 2014
Bully-Proofing Your School (BPYS), a school-based intervention program designed to reduce bullying and school violence, is evaluated for its impact on bullying and related aggressive behaviors in a multiple nonequivalent control group, pretest-posttest design with ex ante selection of treatment and comparison groups. Outcome measures included…
Descriptors: Bullying, School Safety, Elementary Schools, Intervention
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Tahiroglu, Mustafa – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study deals with determining the impact of the performance tasks in the social studies course assigned to the 4th grade students about helpfulness and solidarity on their attitudes and level of acquisition of helpfulness value among students. "Mixed method", which is formed as a result of using a combination of qualitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Helping Relationship
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Tsiantis, Alkis Constantine J.; Beratis, Ion N.; Syngelaki, Eva M.; Stefanakou, Anna; Asimopoulos, Charisios; Sideridis, Georgios D.; Tsiantis, John – Behavioral Disorders, 2013
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate a bullying prevention program that involved eleven 90-minute, highly structured workshops conducted at the classroom level on a weekly basis. The intervention aimed to increase student awareness of bullying and its impact, increase empathy toward victims, and enhance positive attitudes toward school…
Descriptors: Prevention, Bullying, Victims, Student Attitudes