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Capp, Gordon; Astor, Ron Avi; Gilreath, Tamika D. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
School climate is increasingly intertwined with efforts to create safe schools and improve social-emotional learning and academic outcomes. While current definitions of school climate implicate the decisions and actions of school staff members, the majority of school climate research focuses on the perspectives of students. This study presents an…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Policy, School Safety, Decision Making
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Jonson, Cheryl Lero; Moon, Melissa M.; Hendry, Joseph A. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Two paradigms inform responses to active shooting situations: a traditional lockdown approach where individuals find cover in a classroom and lock the door, and a multi-option approach where individuals evacuate the area, create barricades, and, in last resort situations, actively resist the gunman. While a majority of schools conduct active…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Educational Environment, Crisis Management
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McMahon-Howard, Jennifer; Scherer, Heidi; McCafferty, James T. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study examined the factors that influence support for campus carry laws among a sample of approximately 2,700 faculty/administrators, staff, and students at a large, public university in Georgia. Although previous research suggests that support for campus carry may differ across groups on campus, there have been no studies that have examined…
Descriptors: Weapons, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, College Faculty
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Moon, Byongook; McCluskey, John – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Limited empirical findings suggest that teacher victimization at school is highly prevalent, with detrimental negative impacts on victimized teachers. Given the scarce body of literature on teacher victimization, further research is necessary to investigate its extent, predictors, and negative consequences. The present research, using a…
Descriptors: Violence, Aggression, Victims, Middle School Teachers
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Monopoli, W. John; Margherio, Samantha M.; Evans, Steven W.; Xiang, Joe; Brickner, Megan A.; Langberg, Joshua M. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Youth with ADHD are more at-risk for peer victimization than their typically developing peers, and may not be benefiting from current interventions. Thus, we sought to examine risk (i.e., anxiety, depression, and forms of aggression) and protective (i.e., social skills and social acceptance) factors for peer victimization in this group.…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Peer Acceptance, Victims
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Bardach, Lisa; Graf, Daniel; Yanagida, Takuya; Kollmayer, Marlene; Spiel, Christiane; Lüftenegger, Marko – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study investigated the gender-specific effects of social achievement goals -- i.e., social development goals, social demonstration approach goals, and social demonstration avoid goals -- on bullying perpetration in a sample of 788 adolescents (53.3% girls), taking into account the mediating role of sense of belonging and non-inclusive group…
Descriptors: Bullying, Intervention, Gender Differences, Peer Acceptance
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Rocheleau, Gregory C.; Rocheleau, Brandy N. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study examines the extent to which specific school accommodation policies relate to bullying victimization among children with food allergies using a labeling framework. Data were collected through a web-based survey of parents of children with food allergies from several online support groups (N = 622). Using logistic regression, results…
Descriptors: Food, Victims, Bullying, Drug Therapy
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Homer, Emily M.; Fisher, Benjamin W. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Implementing police in schools is a common strategy for ensuring school safety, but it is unknown whether, to what extent, and for whom the presence of police in schools affects student arrest rates. Utilizing nationwide data from the 2013-2014 Civil Rights Data Collection (N = 92,620), this study examines how police presence is related to student…
Descriptors: Police, School Safety, Violence, Juvenile Justice
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Chen, Ji-Kang; Chen, Li-Ming – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study examined the similarities and differences between three distinct Chinese societies (Taiwan, Hong Kong, and China) regarding the contribution of gender and grade level to school violence, the ranking orders of perpetration and victimization behavior, and the correlates of school nonattendance due to violence. A cross-national random…
Descriptors: Violence, Educational Environment, Cross Cultural Studies, Gender Differences
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Bills, Matthew A.; O'Neal, Eryn Nicole; Hayes, Brittany E.; Meeker, Katherine A. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This study used data from an in-person paper-and-pencil climate survey administered to students in a random sample of classes at a four-year southeastern university. Respondents (N = 248) left unsolicited qualitative comments on the survey (N = 540). Grounded theory was used to determine if themes existed among them. Questions on school safety,…
Descriptors: Handwriting, Student Surveys, Campuses, Paper (Material)
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Healy, Karyn L.; Grzazek, Olivia Y.; Sanders, Matthew R. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This mixed methods study describes attributions for improvement following reductions in victimization for children who were bullied at school. It also tests hypotheses from attribution theory about attributions associated with improvements. The sample was a subset of families who participated in an RCT of a family cognitive-behavioral program to…
Descriptors: Victims, Bullying, Intervention, Comparative Analysis
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Curran, F. Chris; Fisher, Benjamin W.; Viano, Samantha L. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Following high-profile school shootings, policymakers and educators seek ways to prevent such shootings, but there has been little research on school-level responses in the immediate aftermath of such events. This study examines how school-level security measures and practices changed after the 1999 Columbine shooting using a nationally…
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Weapons, School Security
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Semprevivo, Lindsay Kahle; Agnich, Laura E.; Peguero, Anthony A. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
In recent years, there has been a growing social, educational, and public policy focus on investigating the correlates associated with youth carrying weapons in their communities and schools. Victimization and other correlates such as drug use and violent risk behaviors among youth have been linked to deviant behavior including weapon carrying.…
Descriptors: Weapons, Victims, Behavior Disorders, Gender Differences
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Nickerson, Amanda B.; Shisler, Shannon; Eiden, Rina D.; Ostrov, Jamie M.; Schuetze, Pamela; Godleski, Stephanie A.; Delmerico, Alan M. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
This prospective study examined the effects of early childhood physical aggression and violence exposure on bullying victimization/perpetration and attitudes toward guns and violence in early adolescence (EA) in a high-risk sample. Participants included 216 mother-child dyads from an ongoing longitudinal study using multi-method assessments (e.g.,…
Descriptors: Violence, Weapons, Early Adolescents, Bullying
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Peguero, Anthony A.; Yost, Lisa; Ripepi, Melissa; Johnson, Kecia – Journal of School Violence, 2020
As demonstrated in extant research, there are significant distinctions across urban, suburban, and rural communities both in the experience of school violence and in the resources allocated toward safeguarding schools from violence. What remains unknown is how the relationship between weapons at school (i.e., possession of a weapon and attacks…
Descriptors: Weapons, Educational Environment, School Safety, Correlation
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