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Vu, Phuong; Shanahan, Katherine Bruckman; Rosenfield, Sylvia; Gravois, Todd; Koehler, Jessica; Kaiser, Lauren; Berger, Jill; Vaganek, Megan; Gottfredson, Gary D.; Nelson, Deborah – International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, 2013
Instructional Consultation Teams (IC Teams) are an early intervention service intended to support teachers in working with struggling students. This is a large-scale experimental trial investigating the effects of IC Teams on teacher efficacy, instructional practices, collaboration, and job satisfaction. Public elementary schools (N = 34) were…
Descriptors: Consultants, Intervention, At Risk Students, Consultation Programs
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 2000
This paper reports on the National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools, the first national study of problem behavior containing information from multiple sources -- principals, teachers, and students. Nationwide, 7% of schools or an estimated 6,451 schools reported to law enforcement personnel at least one incident of physical attack or…
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, Crime, Delinquency Prevention, Elementary Secondary Education
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 2000
This paper reviews research stimulated by Holland's (1997) theory of vocational personalities and work environments. It describes new research extending an examination of one part of the theory, environmental identity, to a large sample of school environments. The Organizational Focus Scale (G.D. Gottfredson and Holland, 1996b) was administrated…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Behavior Rating Scales, Educational Environment
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Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C.; Payne, Allison Ann; Gottfredson, Nisha C. – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2005
Hypotheses about the association of school organizational characteristics with school crime and disorder were tested in a nationally representative sample of 254 secondary schools. Relatively small intra-class correlations suggest that most of the variance in the individual measures of school disorder result from within-school rather than…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Violence, Delinquency, Delinquency Prevention
Gottfredson, Gary D.; Gottfredson, Denise C. – 2001
This report describes approaches used by schools to prevent or reduce gang involvement among schools. The study of gang prevention and intervention builds on a large-scale National Study of Delinquency Prevention in Schools. A sample of 1,279 schools participated in the study. Overall, 7.6% of the male and 3.8% of the female secondary students…
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Delinquency, Intervention, Juvenile Gangs
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1982
Differential association-learning theory posits that association with delinquent peers causes delinquency; control theory suggests that the link between delinquent peers and delinquent behavior is spurious, or that delinquent behavior leads to delinquent associates. To examine these competing perspectives, 1,128 secondary school males completed…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attachment Behavior, Behavior Theories, Delinquency
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1988
The most important theoretical perspectives on adolescent drug use are probably those of Akers which use ideas from differential association theory and a variant of social learning theory; Oetting and Beauvais' peer group perspective; and the family perspective of Patterson and Dishion. This research involved an examination of stages of initiation…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Theories, Drug Abuse, Secondary Education
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1988
This study examined one urbanized Southeastern county school district's experience in attempting to implement an educational reform program that called, among other things, for higher standards. By focusing on standardized norm-based and criterion-referenced educational tests administered to students according to grade level, this school system…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Practices
Gottfredson, Gary D., Ed. – 1982
This report focuses on the School Action Effectiveness Study (SAES), the national evaluation of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention's Alternative Education Program. It presents the history, start-up activities, successes, and problems encountered during the first year of the 17 action projects. In the first section, the…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Delinquency Prevention, Demonstration Programs, Educational Objectives
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1978
Recent research in the human ecological tradition has made increasing use of causal modeling in the search for understanding of aggregate-level social processes. This approach has great appeal because it helps make hypotheses explicit, provides a convenient way to structure the application of statistical controls, allows the representation of…
Descriptors: Crime, Critical Path Method, High Schools, Research Methodology
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Gottfredson, Gary D. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 1982
Examines the potential of mobility-based classifications. Contrasts this approach with traditional industrial and counseling approaches to worker-job matching. Explores the social and psychological meaning of one such classification by describing the classification's categories in terms of the demographic characteristics of category incumbents and…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Career Counseling, Classification, Demography
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1989
J. M. Richards (1989) has demonstrated that when individuals' reports about environments are aggregated to create environmental measures, the use of coefficient alpha to estimate single occasion reliability can be misleadingly elevated and that alpha cannot distinguish an environmental measure from a "disguised measure of individual…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1991
The occupational-environmental typology (Holland, 1985) is based on a theory of persons and work environments. The theory uses a classification of persons and work environments to describe differences and similarities. The theory explains career choice and persistence, attraction and retention of workers, job satisfaction, and environmental…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Classification, Congruence (Psychology)
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1982
Social programs are often based on unclearly articulated theoretical rationales. The evaluations of these programs are also often relatively theory free, and therefore make limited contributions to theory. A Program Development Evaluation (PDE) approach, intended to integrate theory testing with the development and evaluation of action programs,…
Descriptors: Delinquency, Educational Theories, Evaluation Methods, Instructional Improvement
Gottfredson, Gary D. – 1978
The Randomized Response Technique (RRT) appears to have promise in future work which studies the relation of school variables to disruption or delinquent behavior. The RRT is especially useful in situations when it is difficult or undesirable directly to ask stigmatizing questions. The proportions of students in this study estimated to have used…
Descriptors: Action Research, Antisocial Behavior, Delinquency, Delinquent Behavior
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