PA050: Bullying Victimization and School-wide Discipline: Their Relations to School Climate

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:30 PM–5:20 PM


School climate, bullying victimization, and school-wide disciplinary techniques are of great importance to educators and school psychologists. Relations among those variables were examined among 23,489 students in 114 public schools. Results of multilevel analyses showed that effects of bullying victimization and disciplinary techniques on school climate varied depending on type of bullying victimization (i.e., physical, verbal, social/relational), disciplinary technique (i.e., positive, punitive, social-emotional learning) and individual student characteristics (i.e., race/ethnicity, gender, grade level).


Chunyan Yang, Ph.D, Poudre School District, Fort Collins, CO; George Bear, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Debby Boyer, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; Sarah Hearn, Center for Disabilities Studies: Positive Behavior Support Project, Newark, DE