Early adolescent peer ecologies in rural communities: bullying in schools that do and do not have a transition during the middle grades.


The transition to middle school is considered to be a heightened period for involvement in bullying because the lack of a defined dominance hierarchy is thought to promote jockeying for social positions among students. Accordingly, this study examined bullying in peer ecologies at the beginning of the middle grade years in rural schools that did and did not… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10964-011-9684-0


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