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NCJ Number: 229581 Find in a Library
Title: Structural Analysis of 1995-2005 School Crime Supplement Datasets: Factors Influencing Students' Fear, Anxiety, and Avoidant Behaviors
Journal: Journal of School Violence  Volume:9  Issue:1  Dated:January-March 2010  Pages:37-55
Author(s): Matthew J. Mayer
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 19
Document: HTML (Publisher Site)
Publisher: http://www.taylorandfrancis.com 
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses the 1995-2005 School Crime Supplement datasets that were analyzed using structural equation modeling.
Abstract: Converging evidence across multiple analyses suggests that secure school building policies may not be systematically linked to school disorder and may be more a reactive measure in response to other concerns. Most importantly, measures of incivility explain almost double the variance (31-45 percent vs. 17-25 percent) in students' fear, anxiety, and avoidant behaviors, compared to theft and attack, when tested using alternate measurement models. The analysis can inform school-based professionals working with at-risk students who may be exhibiting fear, anxiety, or avoidant behaviors related to a hostile school environment. The findings suggest that local school personnel and educational leaders concerned about school violence should facilitate increased resource supports to address incivility in schools. 2 figures, 2 tables, 5 notes, and 51 references (Published abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile victims
Index Term(s): Adolescents at risk; Children at risk; Crime in schools; Crime Statistics; Data analysis; Fear of crime; Risk management; School security; Victimization risk
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