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Sesha Kethineni; Mariola Moeyaert; Kaviya Shanker; Dayanand Sundaravadivelu – Journal of School Violence, 2024
In the United States, sexual violence in K-12 public schools saw a 55% increase in incidents from the 2015-2016 school year to the 2017-2018 school year. These incidents included sexual violence by school employees against students and peers against other peers. The current study estimated the overall weighted average number of sexual…
Descriptors: Violence, Sexual Abuse, Public Schools, Elementary Secondary Education
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Samantha Bates; Dawn Anderson-Butcher – Journal of Character Education, 2023
Coach education and training on character development can improve young people's sport experiences. However, less well understood is the prevalence of coaches trained on character-building strategies and whether those that participate in and value training on these topics have higher self-efficacy and success as a coach (e.g., defined by their…
Descriptors: Team Sports, Athletic Coaches, Case Studies, State Surveys
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Schles, Rachel Anne; McCarthy, Tessa; Blankenship, Karen; Coy, Justin – Exceptional Children, 2021
The prevalence of students with visual impairments varies across the United States, yet limited analysis exists on how many students receive special education services. The following study collected population data on students with visual impairments for the 2017-2018 school year and ran focus groups with state-level administrators to understand…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Visual Impairments, Blindness, Administrators
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Nissen, Jayson M.; Her Many Horses, Ian; Van Dusen, Ben; Jariwala, Manher; Close, Eleanor W. – Physical Review Physics Education Research, 2021
Educators and researchers often use research-based assessments before and after instruction to measure the efficacy of courses. Limited resources exist for interpreting assessment results, particularly for attitudinal surveys. We present analyses and representations created with data from 192 introductory physics courses that educators and…
Descriptors: Physics, Expertise, Introductory Courses, Student Attitudes
Emily R. Wiegand; Robert M. Goerge; Victor Porcelli; Cynthia Miller – Administration for Children & Families, 2024
High-quality, stable child care and early education (CCEE) can have lasting, positive impacts on children. However, the challenges of recruiting, strengthening, and retaining the CCEE workforce are well documented. CCEE educators typically have low levels of formal education and compensation; limited opportunities for education, training, and…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Child Care, Labor Force Development, Early Childhood Teachers
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James, Katherine A.; Levinson, Arnold H.; Li, Yaqiang; Baumann, Carsten; Maffey, Ali – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2018
Public health relies on sample surveys to monitor the health of populations and investigate factors that contribute to population health and illness. Such investigations require surveying individuals who are selected in ways that support statistical inference to the population. Faced with rising costs and declining participation, survey…
Descriptors: Public Health, Sampling, State Surveys, Recruitment
Jing Tang; Kara Ulmen; Sara Amadon; Katie Richards; Gabriella Guerra; Ja’Chelle Ball; Carlise King; Dale Richards – Child Trends, 2024
The preschool landscape is complex, consisting of several publicly funded programs supported by federal, state, and local funds. Included in this landscape is Head Start, a critical early childhood education (ECE) program that serves--in every state and territory--young children in families with incomes at or below the federal poverty line,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Low Income Students, Social Services, Federal Programs
Jennifer Valorose; Sera Kinoglu; Amanda Petersen – Wilder Research, 2023
In 2023, Wilder Research in St. Paul contracted with the Minnesota departments of Education (MDE) and Human Services (DHS) in partnership with the Minnesota Children's Cabinet to conduct an Early Care and Education (ECE) Workforce Survey. The purpose of the study is to describe characteristics of the ECE workforce, assess educators' economic…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Teachers, State Surveys, Demography, Labor Force Development
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Mshigeni, Salome K.; Rittenhouse, Annie; Gwanzura, Tendai; Arroyo, Rebecca; Vaughn, Caitlin – American Journal of Health Education, 2021
Background: E-cigarette use has increased rapidly in the past decade despite studies showing their negative health outcomes. There is limited knowledge on the characteristics of users and possible interventions. Purpose: This study presents the demographic characteristics of e-cigarette users in California, propose tailored interventions, and…
Descriptors: Smoking, Electronic Equipment, Health Behavior, Public Policy
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Wang, Rui; Krosnick, Jon A. – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2020
Questionnaires routinely measure unipolar and bipolar constructs using rating scales. Such rating scales can offer odd numbers of points, meaning that they have explicit middle alternatives, or they can offer even numbers of points, omitting the middle alternative. By examining four types of questions in six national or regional telephone surveys,…
Descriptors: Validity, Rating Scales, Questionnaires, Telephone Surveys
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Turcotte, Paul; Shea, Lindsay – Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice, 2021
Self-reported health status is an integral method to understand how adults on the autism spectrum perceive their healthcare and service needs. The objective of the study is to examine how self-reported health changes with use and need of physical health services. The Pennsylvania autism needs assessment included a survey of adults on the autism…
Descriptors: Physical Health, Health Needs, Adults, Autism
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Steen, Je'Kylynn; Robertson, Mary Nelson; Seitz, Holli; Downey, Laura; Hardman, Alisha; Buys, David – Journal of Extension, 2019
The PReventing Opioid Misuse In the SouthEast (PROMISE) Initiative team conducted a needs assessment to explore Mississippians' perceptions of the emerging issue of opioid misuse and to identify ways Extension professionals can assist in opioid misuse prevention. In this article, we describe the assessment process that included a series of…
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Prevention, Extension Education
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Gelbar, Nicholas W.; Volk, Daniel T.; Bruder, Mary Beth – Contemporary School Psychology, 2021
Secondary transition has traditionally been the domain of special education, but recent research has explored potential avenues for school psychologists to become involved in secondary transition. The purpose of this study was to explore school psychologists' knowledge of and involvement in secondary transition. Using a survey methodology, 3.5% of…
Descriptors: School Psychologists, Counselor Role, Counselor Training, Professional Development
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Benbenishty, Rami; Astor, Ron Avi – Journal of School Violence, 2021
This study assessed the prevalence of weapon-related behaviors and experiences in secondary schools in California, their intercorrelations, and predictors at the individual and school levels. This study is based on a representative sample of 889,726 secondary school students in California based on the California Healthy Kids Survey. Prevalence…
Descriptors: Weapons, Secondary School Students, Correlation, Predictor Variables
White, Jeanette – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Virginia Public schools continue to face teacher shortages, and policymakers and school leaders are desperately seeking ways to influence teachers' decisions to stay at school. This multi-site case study of seven elementary schools offers a conceptual framework to examine how teachers' trusting relationships with students and parents relate to…
Descriptors: Work Environment, Teacher Persistence, Faculty Mobility, Trust (Psychology)
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