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‘Boolean’ operators ('OR' and 'AND') allow several terms to be combined, to form a more complex query.

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The OR operator

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  • The OR operator links two search terms and finds matching resources if either of the terms exist in their title, summary, keywords, and listed publisher and/or author. For example, both of these searches will return the same result:

    "service management" leadership

    "service management" OR leadership

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2 December 2019

Prevalence and correlates of bullying victimisation and perpetration in a nationally representative sample of Australian youth

This study estimated the national prevalence of bullying victimisation, perpetration and combined victim-perpetration experiences and examined the mental health outcomes of bullying in a representative population-based sample of Australian young people aged 11-17 years. Bullying was frequently experienced by Australian adolescents, with a 12-month prevalence of bullying victimisation of 13.3%, perpetration 1.6% and victim-perpetration 1.9%.

25 November 2019

The efficacy of a parent-implemented program for teaching preschoolers personal safety skills

This research determined if preschool-age children could learn personal safety skills when taught by their parents. Following program participation, children as young as 3.5 years demonstrated greater knowledge about sexual abuse and higher levels of personal safety skills compared to controls who had not received the intervention; and these gains were maintained at the two-month follow-up. Parents did not report any increases in program-related negative behaviours. Also treatment children were not viewed as more fearful after program participation.


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