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NCJ Number: 229579 Find in a Library
Title: Teachers' Perceptions of Teasing in Schools
Journal: Journal of School Violence  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:2-22
Author(s): Heather Smith; Kris Varjas; Joel Meyers; Megan L. Marshall; Cristina Ruffner; Emily C. Graybill
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 21
Sponsoring Agency: Ctr for School Safety, School Climate, and Classroom Management
Atlanta, GA 30302-3990
National Assoc of School Psychologists
Bethesda, MD 20814
Society for the Study of School Psychology
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0231
Document: HTML
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article presents an exploratory investigation into teachers' perceptions of teasing in schools, an underrepresented perspective in the literature.
Abstract: Teasing is a prevalent behavior in schools that can result in both positive and negative outcomes for students. Semistructured interviews with 28 teachers of grades four through eight revealed complex decisionmaking processes regarding how they differentiate between teasing and bullying interactions and how they select and implement interventions. These processes suggested that teachers conceptualize teasing as a prosocial or an antisocial behavior. Implications and opportunities for future research also are discussed. 1 figure and 52 references (Published abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Bullying; Educators; Educators child-abuse neglect role; Problem behavior; School delinquency programs; School discipline
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