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ERIC Number: EJ1155423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Students' Perceptions of Safety at School after Sandy Hook
Fisher, Benjamin W.; Nation, Maury; Nixon, Carol T.; McIlroy, Sarah
Journal of School Violence, v16 n4 p349-360 2017
High profile school shootings have served as pivotal events for developing policies to promote student safety. Although previous studies indicate that exposure to violence is associated with feeling unsafe at school and poorer academic and psychosocial outcomes, research on the relationship between widely publicized acts of school violence and students' perceptions of safety is scant. This study examines this relationship utilizing data from 66,511 high school students from a single state by comparing survey responses from students who completed surveys before and after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Although several models indicated a statistically significant relationship between Sandy Hook and perceptions of safety, the sizes of the effects were not meaningful. Implications for policy and research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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