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ERIC Number: EJ1022782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Student Perceptions of Safety in Perceived Similar and Nonsimilar Race High Schools
Thibodeaux, Jarrett
Journal of School Violence, v12 n4 p378-394 2013
Despite the large body of research on neighborhood racial composition and perceptions of safety, only one geographically limited study has investigated the relation between school racial composition and student perceptions of safety. Using data from a 2010 national sample of high school seniors, this study found that being in a mostly-same-race high school predicted student feelings of safety; however, this relation was dependent on the race of the student. Contrary to the power in numbers theory, Black and Hispanic students reported feeling less safe in same-race schools whereas the opposite was true for White students. The racial stereotypes applied to places theory better explained the relation between school racial composition and student perceptions of safety at school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 12
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A