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ERIC Number: ED170868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Pages: 288
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Hawaii Secondary School Discipline Variables.
Kalus, Janet Marie Wolcott
It was the intent of this study to examine student discipline problems in twenty-one high schools on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. Literature was reviewed concerning the youth revolution as it affects students in Hawaiian public schools and concerning discipline problems unique to Hawaiian public schools. Data were collected through a questionnaire administered to selected students, teachers, and school administrators. Principals reported truancy as the most frequently occurring problem. Burglary, vandalism, smoking, and drug use were marked by most principals as occurring either "frequently" or "occasionally." Fighting and disorderly conduct occurred with moderate frequency. Principals reported eight teachers had been assaulted by students in the past year. Brush fires and fires in trash receptacles were problems in almost half the schools. More than half the principals reported arson at their schools in the past year. It was established that a school's enrollment size is positively correlated with crime rate. No association was found between school-community relations and crime rate. A correlation was established between high parental interest in school and low crime rate. Twelve recommendations were suggested, including that principals ought to have high academic and behavior expectations for the school. (Author/JM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii