Edmondson, Lynne; Fetro, Joyce V.; Drolet, Judy C.; Ritzel, Dale O.
March 2007
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p1
Academic Journal
This is a descriptive study of one school, documenting various aspects of physical and psychosocial environments that contribute to a safe school environment. Student and staff perceptions related to observations and incidents were examined within the school environment. Data were collected and reported using quantitative and qualitative methods. Data analysis yielded some statistically significant results in student and staff perceptions of physical and psychosocial environment based on gender, age, grade, and ethnicity. This study suggests key concerns for a school community conducting self-study. Areas to be improved or strengthened on a variety of issues in the school environment and culture are identified.


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