ERIC Number: ED188321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
School Violence Survey.
New Jersey School Boards Association, Trenton.
The findings of a study into the nature and extent of violence in the New Jersey public schools are reported in this document. A mailed questionnaire elicited 1,387 responses from 56 percent of the school principals queried. The first section of the questionnaire sought an in-depth profile of the reporting school concerning type of school, enrollment, stability in pupil enrollment, percent of a school's rated enrollment capacity, use or nonuse of split sessions, average class size, socioeconomic status, and community type. Data were also sought on recordkeeping practices for reports of violent acts, policies for reporting and dealing with violent acts, and judgments about the change in the number of violent acts over the last two years. The second section sought the extent and site of reported violence in the categories of sex offense, robbery, assault, weapons possession, drug abuse, and alcohol abuse. Also requested was an estimate of suspected or unreported violence. The data were analyzed in terms of frequencies, means, and percent. Specific findings are presented and analyzed according to grade plan and school characteristics variables. These are followed by related recommendations and an analysis of innovative actions described by the responding principals. (Author/MLF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Jersey School Boards Association, Trenton.
Identifiers: New Jersey
Note: Prepared by the Ad Hoc Committee to Study Violence in the Public Schools.