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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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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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Cobbina, Jennifer E.; Galasso, Matthew; Cunningham, Mary; Melde, Chris; Heinze, Justin – Journal of School Violence, 2020
School safety is a key feature of the learning environment. Research suggests if students perceive their environment as unsafe they will face a myriad of possible detrimental consequences. Using qualitative interviews, we explore the factors most consistently identified by students as important in their feelings of safety. We examine whether the…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Crime, Student Attitudes
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Burnette, Anna Grace; Konold, Timothy; Cornell, Dewey – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Virginia law mandates the use of threat assessment in all public schools, yet there is little research on grade-level differences. This study investigated a statewide sample of 3,282 threats from 1,021 schools. Threats significantly differed across grade level in demographics, characteristics, and outcome. As grade increased, students were more…
Descriptors: School Safety, Violence, Public Schools, Elementary Schools
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Tremblay-Perreault, Amélie; Hébert, Martine – Journal of School Violence, 2020
Sexual abuse and peer victimization often co-occur and generate similar repercussions. The current study aimed to determine the extent to which child sexual abuse is associated to peer victimization. The unique contribution of these two distinct forms of victimization to the prediction of behavior problems was also investigated in a sample of 532…
Descriptors: Correlation, Behavior Problems, Child Abuse, Sexual Abuse
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Greif Green, Jennifer; Holt, Melissa K.; Oblath, Rachel; Robinson, Ellery; Storey, Kim; Merrin, Gabriel J. – Journal of School Violence, 2020
We evaluated the effectiveness of Boston vs. Bullies, a short-term, free, bullying prevention program that uses celebrity athletes to present content. Fifth-grade students in 10 schools were randomized to either complete the Boston vs. Bullies intervention (n = 388), or to a wait-list control group (n = 266). Pre- and post-surveys assessed…
Descriptors: Program Evaluation, Athletics, Athletes, Bullying
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Cho, Sujung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The current study applied an opportunity perspective and an individual trait approach to explain the link between bullying perpetration and victimization among early adolescents in South Korea. This study addressed direct effects of low self-control and lifestyle factors on bullying victimization as well as mediating effects of lifestyles on the…
Descriptors: Bullying, Victims, Early Adolescents, Self Control
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Parris, Leandra; Varjas, Kris; Meyers, Joel; Henrich, Chris; Brack, Jane – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Student responses to bullying have an effect on subsequent outcomes. Dichotomous theories of coping suggest that self-reliance plays a role in responding to stress. In order to investigate the multidimensional nature of coping with bullying, the authors developed the Coping with Bullying Scale for Children. The current study also examined the…
Descriptors: Coping, Bullying, Victims, Self Esteem
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Garner, Pamela W.; Waajid, Badiyyah – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Sociodemographic variables may have important implications for understanding the role of global and discrete-level emotion regulation ability in the prediction of elementary school children's peer victimization. We tested this hypothesis in a sample of 109 elementary school children from economically and racially diverse backgrounds. There was a…
Descriptors: Peer Relationship, Elementary School Students, Victims, Bullying
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Mehari, Krista R.; Waasdorp, Tracy Evian; Leff, Stephen S. – Journal of School Violence, 2019
Peer report of aggression has typically been obtained through peer nominations. The purpose of this study was to identify the extent to which peer nominations and peer ratings identified the same children as aggressive and to explore whether the two methods were equally accurate in identifying children at risk for poor social adjustment.…
Descriptors: Aggression, Comparative Analysis, Social Adjustment, Grade 3
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Song, Wei; Qian, Xueqin; Goodnight, Bradley – Journal of School Violence, 2019
This study aimed to understand the extent to which parent involvement, community involvement, and schoolwide violence-prevention initiatives reduced school violence, considering school racial/ethnic compositions and crime levels of school locations. We used school-level data collected during the 2009-2010 school year, covering elementary schools…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Role, Community Involvement, Prevention
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Baek, Hyunin; Roberts, Amanda M.; Seepersad, Randy; Swartz, Kristin – Journal of School Violence, 2019
As concerns about bullying in schools continue to grow worldwide, the topic has become a major focus of research. However, few studies have used a general strain theory framework to examine whether the exposure to family violence is associated with bullying perpetration. Using structural equation modeling, this study explores whether negative…
Descriptors: Negative Attitudes, Emotional Response, Family Violence, Bullying
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Thornberg, Robert; Wänström, Linda; Pozzoli, Tiziana; Hong, Jun Sung – Journal of School Violence, 2019
The aim of the current study was to longitudinally investigate the bi-directional relationship between moral disengagement and bullying perpetration in a sample of 1,354 students from 108 elementary classes in 69 public schools. Students participated in the study both at Time 1 (fourth grade) and around one year later at Time 2 (fifth grade).…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Moral Values, Bullying, Elementary School Students
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Ostrander, Jason; Melville, Alysse; Bryan, Janelle K.; Letendre, Joan – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Bullying prevention programs in the United States are being implemented in schools from kindergarten through high school to reduce rates of bullying behaviors. The bully prevention in positive behavior support (PBIS) model is an evidence-based, whole school intervention program. The PBIS model trains teachers, school staff, and administrators to…
Descriptors: Bullying, Prevention, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention
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Hellfeldt, Karin; Gill, Peter Edward; Johansson, Björn – Journal of School Violence, 2018
Cross-sectional studies of bullying mask variability in categories of and persistence of bullying victimization. Longitudinal, individual-level data offers a greater insight into schoolchildren's psychosomatic maladjustment as a consequence of bullying. Swedish schoolchildren (n = 3,349), with unique identifiers, in 44 schools (4th-9th grade),…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Victims, Psychosomatic Disorders, Foreign Countries
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