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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.