Connell, Nadine M.

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Nadine Connell is an Assistant Professor of Criminology. Her research interests include:

  • Juvenile delinquency
  • Program and policy evaluation
  • Bullying prevention in schools
  • Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) prevention
  • Statistics and research methodology
  • Capital punishment


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    Experiences Versus Perceptions: Do Students Agree That They Have Been Bullied?
    (Sage Publications Inc.) Connell, Nadine M.; Schell-Busey, N. M.; Hernandez, Richard; 0000-0003-1192-8325 (Connell, NM); Connell, Nadine M.; Hernandez, Richard
    Each year, an estimated 30% of school children experience bullying by their classmates. While research has explored the prevalence of bullying, the causes of bullying, and the consequences of bullying, less attention has been focused on understanding how students define bullying experiences. Utilizing a school-based sample of students ranging from fifth to eighth grade, we examine the concordance between the experience of situations defined as “bullying” to the opinions of students as to whether they felt “bullied.” On average, one third of students report a mismatch between their victimization experiences and their perceptions of being bullied. Logistic regression analyses suggest that the characteristics of students who do not label victimization experiences as bullying differ based on the bullying behavior specified. We examine the students most likely to label bullying and victimization differently and suggest how these findings can be incorporated by school administrators and researchers to better understand how students experience bullying.
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    Characteristics of Adults Involved in Alcohol-Related Intimate Partner Violence: Results from a Nationally Representative Sample
    (Biomed Central Ltd, 2014-05-17) Gonzalez, Jennifer M. Reingle; Connell, Nadine M.; Businelle, Michael S.; Jennings, Wesley G.; Chartier, Karen G.; 2009034845‏ (Connell, NM); Connell, Nadine M.
    Background: More than 12 million women and men are victims of partner violence each year. Although the health outcomes of partner violence have been well documented, we know very little about specific event-level characteristics that may provide implications for prevention and intervention of partner violence situations. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to evaluate substance abuse and dependence as risk factors for event-level alcohol-related intimate partner violence (IPV). Methods: Data were derived from Wave II of the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions (2004-2005). Eligible participants (N = 2,255) reported IPV the year before the survey. Negative binomial and ordinal regression methods were used to assess risk factors for alcohol use during IPV. Results: Respondent PTSD was the only mental health diagnosis related to alcohol use during IPV (OR = 1.45). Marijuana use was related to respondents' use of alcohol during IPV (OR = 2.68). Respondents' meeting the criteria for alcohol abuse/dependence was strongly associated with respondent drinking (OR = 10.74) and partner drinking (OR = 2.89) during IPV. Conclusion: Results indicate that PTSD, marijuana use disorders, alcohol abuse and dependence are associated with more frequent alcohol use during IPV. In addition, it is important to consider that the patient who presents in emergency settings (e.g., hospitals or urgent care facilities) may not be immediately identifiable as the victim or the perpetrator of partner violence. Therefore, screening and intervention programs should probe to further assess the event-level characteristics of partner violence situations to ensure the correct service referrals are made to prevent partner violence.

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