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Community Organizations' Involvement In School Safety Planning: Does It Make A Difference In School Violence?

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dc.contributor.author Patton, Joy D. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-08-08T02:31:13Z
dc.date.available 2008-08-08T02:31:13Z
dc.date.issued 2008-08-08T02:31:13Z
dc.date.submitted April 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-2054 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/962
dc.description.abstract It is highly suggested by researchers, authors and government entities that schools involve community organizations in school safety planning and the development of safety strategies. However, there are no known studies suggesting the effectiveness of this involvement. This study investigated community organizations involvement in school safety planning as a predictor of serious violent incidents using a regression analysis. In block one, law enforcement involvement in school safety planning was the only significant predictor of serious violent incidents (p < .05). Law enforcement organizations had showed a negative relationship with serious violent incidents (t= -2.994). When law enforcement organizations were involved in school safety planning, there were lower numbers of serious violent incidents. In block two, when adding school characteristics (size, location and racial distribution) to the model, law enforcement involvement continues to be a significant predictor of serious violent incidents (p < .05) and still having a negative relationship (t = -2.058). School size (t = 7.736, p < .01), school location (t= -3.386, p < .01) and racial distribution (t = 4.125, p < .01) were also significant predictors of serious violent incidents. In block three of the regression model, violence prevention and intervention variables were added. The results of this analysis shows that law enforcement is no longer a significant predictor of violence (t= -1.829, p > .05). In this model it can be seen that prevention variables related to student surveillance was a significant predictor of serious violence incidents with a negative relationship (t = -2.240, p < .05). Although the variables of law enforcement, school characteristics and prevention are significant, the percent of variance in each block is small. In block one only 0.7% of the variance is explained, in block two only 5.2% of the variance is explained and in block three only 5.3% of the variance is explained. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Spence-Almaguer, Emily en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Community Organizations' Involvement In School Safety Planning: Does It Make A Difference In School Violence? en_US
dc.type M.S.S.W. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Spence-Almaguer, Emily en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S.S.W. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=626
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