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Jenkins, Lyndsay N.; Demaray, Michelle Kilpatrick; Fredrick, Stephanie Secord; Summers, Kelly Hodgson – Journal of School Violence, 2016
This study explored the relations among self-reported bully participant role behaviors (i.e., bullying, assisting, experiencing victimization, defending, and outsider behavior) and self-reported social skills (i.e., cooperation, assertion, empathy, and self-control) among boys and girls. The sample consisted of 636 middle school students (52%…
Descriptors: Bullying, Interpersonal Competence, Cooperation, Empathy
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Conway, Lauryn; Gomez-Garibello, Carlos; Talwar, Victoria; Shariff, Shaheen – Journal of School Violence, 2016
The current study investigated the influence of type of aggression (cyberbullying or traditional bullying) and participant role (bystander or perpetrator) on children and adolescents' self-attribution of moral emotions and judgments, while examining the influence of chronological age. Participants (N = 122, 8-16 years) evaluated vignettes and were…
Descriptors: Bullying, Aggression, Role Perception, Attribution Theory
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Bussey, Kay; Fitzpatrick, Sally; Raman, Amrutha – Journal of School Violence, 2015
This study examines the association between moral disengagement and cyberbullying using a measure of moral disengagement tailored to cyberbullying. It also examines adolescents' self-beliefs in their competence to engage in cyberbullying (cyberbullying self-efficacy beliefs) and how these beliefs may moderate the relation between moral…
Descriptors: Role, Moral Values, Bullying, Internet
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Mancilla-Caceres, Juan F.; Espelage, Dorothy; Amir, Eyal – Journal of School Violence, 2015
Even though previous studies have addressed the relation between face-to-face bullying and cyberbullying, none have studied both phenomena simultaneously. In this article, we present a computer game-based method to study both types of peer aggression among youth. Study participants included fifth graders (N = 93) in two U.S. Midwestern middle…
Descriptors: Internet, Bullying, Computer Games, Aggression
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Toledano, Shanee; Werch, Brittany L.; Wiens, Brenda A. – Journal of School Violence, 2015
Individuals who aggress against others have been described both as having overall low self-concept and as having high, inflated self-concept. The conceptualization of self-concept as domain specific provides an alternate means to resolving this controversy. In this study, 223 middle school students completed self-report measures assessing…
Descriptors: Aggression, Bullying, Peer Relationship, Self Concept
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Schnoll, Jessica S.; Connolly, Jennifer; Josephson, Wendy J.; Pepler, Debra; Simkins-Strong, Emily – Journal of School Violence, 2015
Using a developmental-contextual framework, the present study investigated risk factors for same- and cross-gender sexual harassment victimization in 986 middle school students. Participants completed questionnaires in the fall and spring of the same school year so risk factors could be explored longitudinally. Results revealed that gender…
Descriptors: Sexual Harassment, Victims, Risk, Middle School Students
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Gendron, Brian P.; Williams, Kirk R.; Guerra, Nancy G. – Journal of School Violence, 2011
The current study examined the relations among self-esteem, approving normative beliefs about bullying, school climate, and bullying perpetration using a large, longitudinal sample of children from elementary, middle, and high school. Self-report surveys were collected at two points in time over the course of 1 year from 7,299 ethnically diverse…
Descriptors: Bullying, Least Squares Statistics, Community Centers, Self Esteem
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Lee, Talisha; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2010
This study examined the concurrent validity of the Olweus Bully/Victim Questionnaire (BVQ) in a convenience sample of 202 middle school students in central Virginia. This appears to be the first published study to compare BVQ reports of being bullied and of bullying others with independent criteria not subject to shared method variance.…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Bullying, Validity, Measures (Individuals)
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Fong, Robert S.; Vogel, Brenda L.; Vogel, Ronald E. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study examines various factors that contribute to assaultive behavior in school. We focused on the differences between youth whose behavior was not problematic and those who admitted to threatening, stealing from, or physically assaulting students, teachers, or staff. A questionnaire was developed and distributed to a random sample of…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Violence, Self Esteem, Migrant Workers