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Toomey, Russell B.; Storlie, Cassandra A. – Journal of School Violence, 2016
School counselors help foster student's academic, social, and career development; yet, school counselors are often neglected in research on school climate and student safety. Framed by the theory of planned behavior, this study examined how 206 school counselors' multicultural counseling competence, multicultural self-efficacy, and perceptions of…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Intervention, Hispanic American Students, Self Efficacy
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deLara, Ellen W. – Journal of School Violence, 2012
While bullying among students is a recalcitrant problem in U.S. schools, research indicates that many students do not disclose bullying they experience or witness despite repeated efforts on the part of adults. The preponderance of research tends to neither include the perceptions of students nor provide understanding about their reluctance to…
Descriptors: Grounded Theory, Student Attitudes, Bullying, Adolescents
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deLara, Ellen – Journal of School Violence, 2008
Every school day bus drivers are responsible for transporting children safely over many miles, yet they are rarely polled for their opinions or contributions to school safety. School bus drivers are in a unique position to inform the discussion on aggressive behavior during the school day. This exploratory study collected information from school…
Descriptors: School Buses, Rural Schools, Student Behavior, Bullying
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Chen, Greg; Weikart, Lynne A. – Journal of School Violence, 2008
This study develops and tests a school disorder and student achievement model based upon the school climate framework. The model was fitted to 212 New York City middle schools using the Structural Equations Modeling Analysis method. The analysis shows that the model fits the data well based upon test statistics and goodness of fit indices. The…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Poverty, School Culture, Academic Achievement
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Chen, Greg – Journal of School Violence, 2007
The study develops a school safety and student achievement model, incorporating the concepts of student background, school structure, school culture, school disorder, and student academic achievement, and fits it to 613 elementary schools in New York City, using Structural Equations Modeling technique. The model fits the data well based on both…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Elementary Schools, School Culture, School Safety
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Williams, Kimberly; Corvo, Ken – Journal of School Violence, 2005
Pre-service teachers who had completed their practicum or student teaching and in-service teachers in their first 3 years of teaching (n = 218) completed open-ended surveys about their beliefs and fears of school violence and rated their fears for such acts as use of weapons and the likelihood of those acts about their fears about schools and…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Weapons, Mass Media Effects, School Safety