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NCJ Number: 227942 Find in a Library
Title: Bullying in Middle Schools: Results From a Four-School Survey
Journal: Journal of School Violence  Volume:8  Issue:3  Dated:July-September 2009  Pages:264-279
Author(s): Fabianna Pergolizzi; Darren Richmond; Samantha Macario; Zoe Gan; Charlotte Richmond; Everly Macario
Date Published: July 2009
Page Count: 16
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Results are presented from a four-middle school survey on the frequency of bullying and victimization that examined differences among boys and girls and seventh and eighth grade students.
Abstract: Results of the survey showed that four of five students felt bullying was a problem, with one in three admitting to having bullied someone. Of those students who did nothing when they witnessed bullying, 4 of 10 gave as the reason, "It was not my business." While three-quarters of respondents felt safe to very safe in school, many were perpetrators (one-third) and victims (half). The results revealed a concerning level of apathy toward bullying. Bullying among school-aged youth is common. Although bullying and victimization in the United States might first be identified in elementary school, the problem becomes particularly acute, in terms of frequency and severity, in early adolescence. This study reported descriptive information on the frequency of bullying and victimization, and differences between boys and girls based on the results of the Child Abuse Prevention Services survey administered to 587 students in seventh and eighth grade. Tables, figures, and references
Main Term(s): Bullying
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Adolescent females; Adolescent males; Adolescents at risk; Aggression; Perception; Schools; Students; Victimization; Violence prediction
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