ERIC Number: EJ1141620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Bullying and Students with Disabilities: Examination of Disability Status and Educational Placement
Rose, Chad A.; Stormont, Melissa; Wang, Ze; Simpson, Cynthia G.; Preast, June L.; Green, Ambra L.
School Psychology Review, v44 n4 p425-444 Dec 2015
Students with disabilities are disproportionately represented within the bullying dynamic. However, few studies have investigated the interaction between disability identification and special education services. The current study evaluated bullying involvement (direct victimization, relational victimization, cybervictimization, bullying, fighting, relational perpetration) among 1,055 students with specific disabilities in inclusive and restrictive settings and their demographically matched (race, gender, grade) peers without disabilities. The results suggest that students with disabilities experience higher rates of victimization and engage in more fighting than students without disabilities. However, students with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorders tended to report higher rates of victimization in inclusive environments, whereas students with intellectual disabilities and emotional and behavioral disorders reported higher rates of victimization in restrictive settings. Increased fighting was primarily associated with students identified with autism spectrum disorders, emotional and behavioral disorders, and other health impairments within restrictive environments. Implications and future directions are presented.
Descriptors: Bullying, Disabilities, Victims, Computer Mediated Communication, Aggression, Inclusion, Matched Groups, Comparative Analysis, Intellectual Disability, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Violence, Health, Special Education, Student Placement, Statistical Analysis, Measures (Individuals), Peer Groups, Middle School Students, High School Students, Multivariate Analysis, Learning Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act 2004