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ERIC Number: EJ1171215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4391
The Impact of State Legislation and Model Policies on Bullying in Schools
Terry, Amanda
Journal of School Health, v88 n4 p289-295 Apr 2018
Background: The purpose of this study was to determine the impact of the coverage of state legislation and the expansiveness ratings of state model policies on the state-level prevalence of bullying in schools. Methods: The state-level prevalence of bullying in schools was based on cross-sectional data from the 2013 High School Youth Risk Behavior Survey. Multiple regression was conducted to determine whether the coverage of state legislation and the expansiveness rating of a state model policy affected the state-level prevalence of bullying in schools. Results: The purpose and definition category of components in state legislation and the expansiveness rating of a state model policy were statistically significant predictors of the state-level prevalence of bullying in schools. The other 3 categories of components in state legislation--District Policy Development and Review, District Policy Components, and Additional Components--were not statistically significant predictors in the model. Conclusions: Extensive coverage in the purpose and definition category of components in state legislation and a high expansiveness rating of a state model policy may be important in efforts to reduce bullying in schools. Improving these areas may reduce the state-level prevalence of bullying in schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Youth Risk Behavior Survey