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Pub. Type:
Journal Article
Title:
The effects of school climate on school disorder
Author(s):
Pub. Date:
Jan 2000
Abstract:
Using survey responses from students in middle schools in Philadelphia, the author studied the effects of school climate (such as clarity and fairness of rules), and individual student characteristics (such as age, sex, race, and dimensions of bonding) on various measures of school disorder. School disorder encompassed victimization, avoidance, perceptions of safety, misconduct, and offending. Schools varied significantly on all measures of disorder, and school climate provided significant explanatory power for each measure. Results varied regarding the various measures; for example, school climate predicted less serious misconduct more strongly than it predicted serious offending. The author concludes that school climate offers significant potential for enhancing both the understanding and the prevention of school violence. 48 references, 9 notes, and 2 tables source
Volume:
567
Issue/No.:
NCJ 181074
Pages:
88 - 107
ISSN:
0002-7162

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