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Protective Behaviors of Student Victims of Bullying: A Rare Events Analysis of the 2007 School Crime Supplement

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The purpose of this research is to examine the self-protective behaviors exhibited by victims of bullying. Secondary data involving 10,000 students from the 2007 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey will be utilized to examine the relationship of specific protective behaviors and self-reported weapon carrying, fighting, avoidance behaviors, and truancy. Data will be analyzed using rare events analysis. Controlling for relevant student and school characteristics, the analysis will assess whether victims of bullying are more likely to adopt self-protective behaviors that further endanger school safety and school climate. That is, are victims likely to exhibit delinquent behaviors. In addition, the adoption of these behaviors will be examined by the type of bullying, direct or indirect, that may be endured by the victim. ca/ncf
Date Created: September 22, 2009