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ERIC Number: EJ842831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Students' Perceptions of the School Climate: Implications for School Safety
DeRosier, Melissa E.; Newcity, Janet
Journal of School Violence, v4 n3 p3-19 2005
This study assessed school climate for both interpersonal and intrapersonal character traits and examined the links between school climate and students' perceptions of safety at school. Sixty-four elementary and 159 secondary students completed questionnaires in the spring. Findings revealed that character traits were reliably assessed for both grade levels. School climate was significantly related to safety, particularly interpersonal and environmental safety, while criminal/delinquent safety concerns were less related to character. Both interpersonal and intrapersonal character traits were related to students' perceptions of safety. Discussion focuses on possible linkages connecting school climate and safety and the need for further research. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania