ERIC Number: EJ1162159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
School Safety Strategies and Their Effects on the Occurrence of School-Based Violence in U.S. High Schools: An Exploratory Study
Cuellar, Matthew J.
Journal of School Violence, v17 n1 p28-45 2018
Recent incidents of school-based violence have resulted in the widespread implementation of school safety strategies across the United States. While research on these strategies has grown over the past decade, there is little understanding about their collective influence on indicators of school violence. Using data from the 2007-2008 School Survey on Crime and Safety, the present study explored responses of 936 school officials (N = 936) employed in high schools across the United States. Taking a confirmatory factor analytic approach, strategies were grouped into numerous factors based on their typology. Factor scores were then extracted and used as predictor variables in a negative binomial regression analysis to determine the extent to which types of safety strategies were associated with recorded incidents of school-based violence.
Descriptors: Violence, School Safety, Factor Analysis, Intervention, Predictor Variables, Weapons, Educational Environment, Parent Participation, Community Involvement, Questionnaires, School Security, Statistical Analysis, High Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Virginia