ERIC Number: ED448176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
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Development of a Measure of Attitudes toward School Violence.
White, Barbara L.; Daniel, Larry G.
The purposes of this study were to devise and provide validity and reliability data for scores on an instrument measuring attitudes toward school violence and to develop importance ratings of the items based on data from teachers in a high school that had experienced a highly publicized violent episode. Two independent samples were used. Based on the factor analysis of data from sample 1 (n=370 education graduate students), 4 factors were extracted representing meaningful subscales: (1) causes of violence; (2) responses to school violence; (3) profile of the violent student; and (4) extent of violence. Reliability coefficients for scores on the four subscales ranged from 0.69 to 0.90. Based on data from sample 2 (n=234 parents and students), subscale scores were analyzed to determine which subscales were rated most differently by the parent and student participants. Discriminant analyses indicated a statistically significant moderate effect, with parents and students most different on the media influences and social influences subscales. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (28th, Bowling Green, KY, November 15-17, 2000).