ERIC Number: EJ1023716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
School Security: For Whom and with What Results?
Servoss, Timothy J.; Finn, Jeremy D.
Leadership and Policy in Schools, v13 n1 p61-92 2014
This study utilized school-level data from several combined national databases to address two questions regarding school security policy: (1) What are the school characteristics related to levels of security? (2) How does security relate to school suspension, dropout, and college attendance rates? Among the predictors of school security, having a high proportion of African American students was the strongest. This race/ethnicity effect remained significant when statistically controlling for socioeconomic status (SES), neighborhood crime, school indiscipline, urbanicity, and geographic region. Security was positively associated with school suspension rates but had no relationship to dropout or college attendance rates. Administrator roles and alternatives are discussed.
Descriptors: School Security, School Policy, Institutional Characteristics, College Attendance, Dropout Rate, Suspension, Predictor Variables, Data Analysis, National Surveys, Discipline Policy, School Location, School Size, Racial Composition, Academic Achievement, Student Behavior, Multivariate Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools
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