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Kassis, Wassilis; Artz, Sibylle; Moldenhauer, Stephanie – Child & Youth Services, 2013
Questionnaire data from a cross-sectional study of a randomly selected sample of 5,149 middle-school students from four EU countries (Austria, Germany, Slovenia, and Spain) were used to explore the effects of family violence burden level, structural and procedural risk and protective factors, and personal characteristics on adolescents who are…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries, Family Violence
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Cremin, Hilary; Guilherme, Alexandre – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016
Research into violence in schools has been growing steadily at an international level, and has shown high degrees of violence at various different levels. Given the seriousness of the problem, finding ways of responding to this issue in schools becomes an imperative for educationists. In this article, we engage with this problem by defending the…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Philosophy, Peace, Educational Environment
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Brumbaugh-Smith, James; Gross, Heidi; Wollman, Neil; Yoder, Bradley – Social Indicators Research, 2008
The "National Index of Violence and Harm" (NIVAH) tracks levels of violence and harm in the United States and identifies trends over the study period 1995-2003. NIVAH is comprised of nineteen variables in the areas of interpersonal, intrapersonal, institutional and structural violence and harm as experienced by people in the U.S. Two…
Descriptors: Violence, Interpersonal Relationship, Aggression, Trend Analysis
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Gonzalez-Mendez, Rosaura; Hernandez-Cabrera, Juan Andres – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2009
This study develops a structural equation model to describe the effect of two groups of factors (type of commitment and play context) on the violence experienced during intimate partner conflict. After contrasting the model in adolescents and university students, we have confirmed that aggressive play and the simulation of jealousy and anger…
Descriptors: Dating (Social), Victims of Crime, Adolescents, Play
Parkes, Jenny; Heslop, Jo; Ross, Freya Johnson; Westerveld, Rosie; Unterhalter, Elaine – UNICEF, 2016
Every day, girls and boys around the world face many forms of physical, sexual and psychological violence in and around schools. On too many occasions, such violence is tolerated by societies and institutions, including schools, and it is these forms of violence that contribute to the alarming numbers of girls and boys being excluded from schools…
Descriptors: Violence, Gender Bias, Sexual Abuse, Aggression
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Ozkol, Hivren; Zucker, Marla; Spinazzola, Joseph – Journal of Community Psychology, 2011
This study examined the pathways from violence exposure to aggressive behaviors in urban, elementary school youth. We utilized structural equation modeling to examine putative causal pathways between children's exposure to violence, development of posttraumatic stress symptoms, permissive attitudes towards violence, and engagement in aggressive…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Intervention, Violence, Structural Equation Models
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Avci, Rasit; Gucray, Songül Sonay – Educational Sciences: Theory and Practice, 2013
The aim of this research is to investigate interparental conflict, peer and media effects and its direct relationship with the violence behaviour of adolescents and the mediator role of attitudes towards violence. 2120 students, 964 girls and 1156 boys chosen from 7th and 8th grades of one private and eleven public elementary schools in Adana have…
Descriptors: Conflict, Parent Influence, Marital Instability, Violence
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Caldwell, Cleopatra Howard; Antonakos, Cathy L.; Assari, Shervin; Kruger, Daniel; De Loney, E. Hill; Njai, Rashid – Child Development, 2014
This study describes a test of the Fathers and Sons Program for increasing intentions to avoid violence and reducing aggressive behaviors in 8-to 12-year-old African American boys by enhancing the parenting skills satisfaction and parenting behaviors of their nonresident fathers. The study included 158 intervention and 129 comparison group…
Descriptors: Fathers, Sons, Males, Parenting Skills
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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Rodgers, Caryn R. R.; Ghandour, Lilian A.; Garbarino, James – School Psychology Quarterly, 2009
There is increased awareness that exposure to violence in the community can influence students' aggressive behavior at school; however, less is known about the mechanisms that mediate this process. Having an enhanced understanding of how community violence exposure relates to students' aggressive behavior at school may inform the use of preventive…
Descriptors: Violence, Aggression, Structural Equation Models, Gender Differences
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Busby, Danielle R.; Lambert, Sharon F.; Ialongo, Nicholas S. – Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 2013
African American adolescents are exposed disproportionately to community violence, increasing their risk for emotional and behavioral symptoms that can detract from learning and undermine academic outcomes. The present study examined whether aggressive behavior and depressive and anxious symptoms mediated the association between exposure to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Logie, C. H.; Alaggia, R.; Rwigema, M. J. – Health Education Research, 2014
Stigma, discrimination and violence contribute to health disparities among sexual minorities. Lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women experience sexual violence at similar or higher rates than heterosexual women. Most research with LBQ women, however, has focused on measuring prevalence of sexual violence rather than its association with health…
Descriptors: Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Violence, Bullying
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Josephson, Wendy L.; Proulx, Jocelyn B. – Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2008
A structural equation model based on social cognitive theory was used to predict relationship violence from young adolescents' knowledge, self-efficacy, attitudes, and alternative conflict strategies (n = 143 male and 147 female grade 7-9 students). A direct causal effect was supported for violence-tolerant attitudes and psychologically aggressive…
Descriptors: Violence, Self Efficacy, Dating (Social), Epistemology
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Kassis, Wassilis; Artz, Sibylle; Scambor, Christian; Scambor, Elli; Moldenhauer, Stephanie – Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, 2013
Objective: In this cross-sectional study on family violence and resilience in a random sample of 5,149 middle school students with a mean age of 14.5 years from four EU-countries (Austria, Germany, Slovenia, and Spain) we examined the prevalence of exposure to family violence, and we worked from the premise that adolescent can be resilient to…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aggression, Depression (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Bradshaw, Catherine P.; Goldweber, Asha; Garbarino, James – Psychology in the Schools, 2013
Previous research suggests that social--cognitive factors mediate the association between social--environmental risk and aggression in high-risk samples, but less is known about the relation among these factors in suburban youth. The present study examined whether such an association occurred for suburban youth exposed to low levels of social…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Environmental Influences, Risk, Aggression
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McAdams, Charles R., III; Foster, Victoria A.; Dotson-Blake, Kylie; Brendel, Johnston M. – Journal of School Counseling, 2009
School counselors may be in the best position to identify troubled students and intervene before an act of school violence occurs. Current education literature challenges school counselors to expand their knowledge of social, environmental and family dynamics and the influences of those dynamics on student violence. This article will (a) introduce…
Descriptors: Violence, Family Relationship, Power Structure, School Counselors
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