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作者 Kabour, Marianne Michelle
書名 School violence: Parent and school official perceptions and responses
國際標準書號 9780542897627
book jacket
說明 151 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 45-01, page: 0494
Adviser: Gary N. Howells
Thesis (M.A.)--University of the Pacific, 2006
In our schools today, there are numerous violence prevention programs that have been implemented in order to curb the recent increase in the rate of school shootings. In addition, there have been a large number of articles written covering the topic of school violence, but little research has been done focusing on the perceptions of parents and school officials in regard to school violence. In the present study findings reveal why it is important to focus our attention not only on student perceptions of school safety, but on parent and school official perceptions, as well. Parents and school officials received a self-report questionnaire and were asked to indicate which violence prevention programs they believe will make students feel safer and which ones they personally would like to see implemented in the schools. In addition, parents were asked to indicate whether their child has been a victim of violence or will be a future victim of violence and the perceived level of their child's anxiety regarding his/her safety at school. It was found that (a) there is a positive, statistically significant relationship between parents who reported that their child has been a personal victim of violence and the rating of their child's anxiety level; (b) parents who perceived their children as having higher levels of anxiety did not endorse more safety programs; (c) overall, parents endorsed more programs than school officials, especially those that were invasive and help-oriented; and (d) the programs the adults indicated they personally would like to see implemented in the schools did not differ significantly from the programs they endorsed as making students feel safer at school
School code: 0173
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 45-01
主題 Psychology, Social
Education, Administration
Education, Educational Psychology
Sociology, Criminology and Penology
Alt Author University of the Pacific
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