An Investigation of Different Informants' Ratings for Bullying, Victimization, and Other Related Behaviors of Students With and Without Behavioral Disorders

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2011 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association

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New Orleans, Louisiana


Students with BD (n=14), their peers (n=130), and general education teachers (n=19) completed the Peer Relationship Survey (PRS). Self-, peer-, and teacher-ratings all indicated that students with BD were more involved in bullying as bullies, victims, and bully/victims than non-BD students. Compared to peer ratings, which is the most valid source of assessing bullying related behaviors, both self-and teacher- ratings reported a higher percentage of bullying involvement among students with BD. The correlation between self-, peer-, and teacher-ratings on all six bullying related behaviors of non-BD students was generally significant. However, such correlations were not found between self-, peer-, and teacher-ratings for students with BD. Using self- or teacher- reports alone may not be adequate when assessing students with BD for their bullying related behaviors and requires caution.


correlation, multiple information ratings, bullying status, bullying behaviors, behavior disorders


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