Family Violence, Sibling, and Peer Aggression During Adolescence - Associations with Behavioral Health Outcomese

The current study had two phases. Phase 1 assessed heterogeneity in peer and sibling aggression. Specifically, we tested the theory of intergenerational transmission of violence, by using early adolescent exposure to family violence as predictors of emergent profiles of peer and sibling aggression and how these profiles differ by demographics (i.e., sex, race/ethnicity). In Phase 2, we included exposure to family violence in a mixture model with peer and sibling aggression. This phase allowed us to examine family violence exposure and engagement in peer and sibling aggression in tandem.

Engaging Professional Sports to Reduce Bullying - An Evaluation of the Boston vs. Bullies Program

The current study evaluated the effectiveness of Boston vs. Bullies, a short-term, free, bullying prevention program that uses celebrity athletes to present content.

Exposure to Parental and Community Violence and the Relationship to Bullying Perpetration and Victimization Among Early Adolescents - A Parallel Process Growth Mixture Latent Transition Analysis

The current study used latent transition mixture modeling to understand how different profiles of parental and community violence exposure place students at differential risk for involvement in bullying and exposure to bullying victimization in the future.

Longitudinal Associations Between Features of Toxic Masculinity and Bystander Willingness to Intervene in Bullying among Middle School Boys

Little work has examined how toxic masculinity constructs such as (lack of) empathy, positive attitudes surrounding bullying and sexual harassment, social dominance orientation, and homophobic bullying are related to changes in WTI during adolescence. Thus, the current study used growth mixture modeling to examine the extent to which correlates of toxic masculinity are associated with longitudinal trajectories of WTI.

Peer victimization and Suicidality among LGBTQ Youth - The Roles of School Belonging, Self-Compassion, and Parental Support

Following a stress-buffering framework, in this study we explore the potential ameliorating effect of parental support on the relationships between these peer victimization and self-compassion as well as school belonging.

Examining Classes of Bully Perpetration among Latinx High School Students and Associations with Substance Use and Mental Health

The aim of this study is to examine the heterogeneity among bullying behaviors in a sample of Latinx adolescence and associations with mental health issues and substance use perceptions.

Evaluation of a Virtual Reality Enhanced Bullying Prevention Curriculum Pilot trial

To explore virtual reality as a violence prevention tool, we used a pseudo-randomized controlled design to pilot test the effects of a virtual reality enhanced bullying prevention program compared to the business as usual in bully prevention in two Midwestern United States middle schools.

Examining Pathways Between Bully Victimization, Depression, and School Belonging Among Early Adolescents

In the current study, we extend prior research by testing three theoretical frameworks (interpersonal risk model, symptom driven model, transactional model) to understand the associations between bully victimization, depression, and school belonging.

Examining Within-Person and Between-Person Associations of Family Violence and Peer Deviance on Bullying Perpetration Among Middle School Students

Taking a multilevel approach, the current study examines the extent to which students fluctuations in exposure to family violence and peer deviance are associated with individual levels of bullying perpetration during middle school.

The Co-Evolution of Bullying Perpetration, Homophobic Teasing, and a School Friendship Network

This study examined the social selection and influence processes related to bullying and homophobic teasing behaviors, using a Stochastic Actor-Based Model (SABM) for longitudinal networks