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ERIC Number: EJ864850
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-1538-8220
Students' Perceptions of the Importance of School Safety Strategies: An Introduction to the IPSS Survey
Booren, Leslie M.; Handy, Deborah J.
Journal of School Violence, v8 n3 p233-250 2009
Many research-based safety strategies and school violence prevention measures are available for schools to implement; however, little is known about which strategies are important to students. The current study was designed to explore students' perceptions of the importance of specified safety strategies. A new quantitative measure (Indicators of Preferences for School Safety [IPSS]) was developed using successful safety strategies and best practices identified in the current literature. A principal components analysis of 184 student reports revealed that four factors emerged from the IPSS survey: Rule Enforcement, Education, Control and Surveillance, and Counseling. Additionally, grade level differences were found in students' perceptions of these four categories, but gender differences were not evident. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A