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The Impact of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Bullying and Peer Rejection

The Impact of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Bullying and Peer... ARTICLE The Impact of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Bullying and Peer Rejection A Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial Tracy E. Waasdorp, PhD; Catherine P. Bradshaw, PhD; Philip J. Leaf, PhD Objective: To build on prior research documenting the related behaviors were assessed through the Teacher Ob- impact of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interven- servation of Classroom Adaptation – Checklist. tions and Supports (SWPBIS) on school climate and dis- cipline problems to examine the extent to which it af- Results: Analyses indicated that children in schools that fects bullying and peer rejection during the transition into implemented SWPBIS displayed lower rates of teacher- early adolescence. reported bullying and peer rejection than those in schools without SWPBIS. A significant interaction also emerged Design: Three-level models were fit using hierarchical between grade level of first exposure to SWPBIS and in- linear modeling to determine the effect of SWPBIS on chil- tervention status, suggesting that the effects of SWPBIS dren’s involvement in bullying. on rejection were strongest among children who were first exposed to SWPBIS at a younger age. Setting: Thirty-seven Maryland public elementary schools. Conclusions: The results indicated that SWPBIS has a significant effect on teachers’ reports of children’s in- Participants: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

The Impact of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Bullying and Peer Rejection

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright 2012 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6203
eISSN
2168-6211
DOI
10.1001/archpediatrics.2011.755
pmid
22312173
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Abstract

ARTICLE The Impact of Schoolwide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports on Bullying and Peer Rejection A Randomized Controlled Effectiveness Trial Tracy E. Waasdorp, PhD; Catherine P. Bradshaw, PhD; Philip J. Leaf, PhD Objective: To build on prior research documenting the related behaviors were assessed through the Teacher Ob- impact of School-wide Positive Behavioral Interven- servation of Classroom Adaptation – Checklist. tions and Supports (SWPBIS) on school climate and dis- cipline problems to examine the extent to which it af- Results: Analyses indicated that children in schools that fects bullying and peer rejection during the transition into implemented SWPBIS displayed lower rates of teacher- early adolescence. reported bullying and peer rejection than those in schools without SWPBIS. A significant interaction also emerged Design: Three-level models were fit using hierarchical between grade level of first exposure to SWPBIS and in- linear modeling to determine the effect of SWPBIS on chil- tervention status, suggesting that the effects of SWPBIS dren’s involvement in bullying. on rejection were strongest among children who were first exposed to SWPBIS at a younger age. Setting: Thirty-seven Maryland public elementary schools. Conclusions: The results indicated that SWPBIS has a significant effect on teachers’ reports of children’s in- Participants:

Journal

JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 2012

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