ERIC Number: EJ1078176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
Parental Involvement in School and the Role of School Security Measures
Mowen, Thomas J.
Education and Urban Society, v47 n7 p830-848 Nov 2015
Over the past three decades, the United States has experienced a significant increase in the use of security measures in public and private secondary schools. Measures including police officers, metal detectors, and security cameras are becoming more common in the hallways of American schools. Following this surge, a number of academics have become interested in understanding how these measures effect outcomes for students, yet little research has sought to explore the impact of security measures on parents. Using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study (2002), the current project explores the relationship between formal and informal parenting involvement with the school and the presence of school security measures utilizing Hierarchical Linear Modeling (HLM) regression. Results indicate the presence of a security guard and metal detectors is related to lower levels of formal parental involvement, all else equal. Security measures were not found to effect informal parental involvement occurring outside of the school proper.
Descriptors: Parent Participation, School Security, Parent Role, Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Socioeconomic Status, School Size, Racial Composition, Hypothesis Testing, Grade 10, Parent Attitudes, Parent Surveys
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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