ERIC Number: ED151986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Another Look at School Crime: Student as Victim.
Blyth, Dale A.; And Others
Utilizing a sample of 798 seventh graders in both K-8 schools and junior high schools in a metropolitan area, this study examined characteristics of student victims of violence and threat of violence and the relationship between victimization and student perceptions of school environment. Comparisons of school environmental characteristics with neighborhood crime rates were also drawn. Results indicate that seventh-graders in junior high schools are more likely to be victimized than their peers in K-8 schools. White male students with low self-esteem were found to be the most frequent victims of violence or threat. Junior high school victims were more likely to experience feelings of danger in the school and to see themselves as anonymous in the school environment. (Author/DS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Grant Foundation, New York, NY.; Stanford Univ., CA. Boys Town Center for the Study of Youth Development.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Ontario, March 27-31, 1978)