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School violence and its effects on academic achievement among eighth graders.

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dc.contributor.author Myers, Kevin A
dc.date.accessioned 2015-10-05T20:28:07Z
dc.date.available 2015-10-05T20:28:07Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10484/8131
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to examine the effects of school violence on academic performance among eigth grade students.The rational for this investigation was a result of the preoccupation for safety in our educational institutions.Additionally,it investigated the relationship between three specific school violence behaviors and student background characteristics.The three behaviors are negative personal behavior,school violence victimization,and school violence perception.Background varibales included in the analysis are gender,race/ethnicity,socio-economic status,family income and school type(public,Catholic,private other religious and private non-religious).The data used to explore the effect of school violence on academic achievement was taken from the the National Crime Victimization Survey:School Crime Supplement(NCVS:SVS;U.S Departments of Education and Justice,1998).Descriptive analysis was used to describe student's background characteristics and school factors.Findings indicated that negative personal behavior had a significant relationship on student's academic performance.Also,students experiencing victimization and student's perceptions of violence in their schools had a significant relationship on student's academic performance.Also,students experiencing victimization and student's perceptions of violence in their schools had a significant relationship on academic performance.Findings also indicated that students from public and private non-religious schools show similar patterns of associations between levels of school violence and school violence behaviors.
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Kevin A Myers.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject.lcsh School violence--Prevention.
dc.subject.lcsh Bullying in schools--Prevention.
dc.subject.lcsh Academic achievement.
dc.subject.lcsh Middle school students.
dc.title School violence and its effects on academic achievement among eighth graders.
dc.type Dissertation
dc.date.graduationmonth August
dc.date.published 2006
dc.description.committeechair Ulm, Gregory
dc.description.committeemembers Boyd, Robert
dc.description.committeemembers Hines,Peggy
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy
dc.description.department Department of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations
dc.description.imprint Cunningham Memorial library, Terre Haute,Indiana State University
dc.description.itemidetd ILL-ETD-034
dc.description.level Doctoral
dc.description.note Title from document title page. Document formatted into pages: contains 99 p.: ill. Includes abstract and appendix.
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