Changes in Student Victimization, 1992-2002

Gerard Rainville, Education Statistics Services Institute

Victimization is examined within and between two high school sophomore cohorts (surveyed in 1990 and 2002) to determine whether student-level predictors of victimization have changed over the last decade. Likelihood models of whether or not a student has been threatened with physical violence or has been in a fight are determined with demographic, socioeconomic, school placement and educational aptitude measures as predictors. As the Columbine shootings are an intervening event between the testing of these two cohorts, and one that involved the targeting of identifiable cliques, variables related to clique membership are also included as predictors.

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Updated 05/20/2006