This web site has been designed to describe
the UCLA Peer Relations Project, a longitudinal study directed by
Graham, Ph.D. in the Education Department and
Jaana Juvonen, Ph.D in the
Psychology Department of the University of California, Los Angeles.
The project started during the 2000-2001
school year. The goal of the project is to study peer relationships among
middle school students, 6th through 8th graders. Twice a year, we survey
students about their experiences with bullying
or peer victimization, the perceived causes of such harassment, and
indicators of psychological, social, and school adjustment. We are
following approximately 2000 students in 11 public middle
schools within the greater Los Angeles area.
During the 2003-2004 school year, we will be
expanding our research to the 9th and 10th grades as the students in the
study start high school. This
new study will
focus on the high school transition process.
We welcome you to browse through our menu and
explore the contents of our website that consists of listing of project
staff, newsletters that families of study participants have received, and
website links on bullying.
Please check back periodically, as the
information will be updated.