ERIC Number: EJ1019935
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
Exploring Resiliency within Schools: An Investigation of the Effects of Protective Factors
Phillips, Matthew D.; Turner, Michael G.; Holt, Thomas J.
Youth & Society, v46 n1 p89-111 Jan 2014
Although research has explored the effects of protective factors on fostering resiliency within "individuals," the same level of inquiry has not emerged investigating the causes of why high-risk "organizations" are resilient to serious violent delinquency. One type of organization that seems particularly appropriate for research inquiry is the school. Using a sample of 307 school principals from the School Survey on Crime and Safety, this study investigates how protective factors are individually and cumulatively related to resiliency against serious violence within schools. The findings indicate schools may be more reactive than proactive in their efforts to remain resilient. The theoretical and policy implications of these findings are discussed.
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Delinquency, Violence, Principals, School Culture, At Risk Students, Institutional Characteristics, School Safety, School Security, Law Enforcement, School Policy, Emergency Programs, School Community Relationship, Behavior Problems
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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