Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

A Mixed-Method Study of Parent Perceptions of School Safety
by Shininger, Karl Anthony, Ed.D., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 68; 13865977
Abstract (Summary)

This study focused on fear experienced by parents as a result of high-profile school tragedies that happen elsewhere, the source of the fear, and the problem of determining how best to assess and address this fear. Overall, this study found that the respondents viewed the Parkland shooting as memorable but did not change any of their safety related behaviors because of the shooting. The parents in the study also stated that they felt safe sending their children to school and having secure entrances and school resources officers helped to decrease their fears. Regarding media, the parents do not feel that they are influenced by the media and also feel that the media sensationalizes school tragedies.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Puchner, Laurel
Commitee: Morice, Linda, Yu, Tianlong
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Educational Leadership
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Educational psychology
Keywords: Parkland shooting, school shootings, school tragedies
Publication Number: 13865977
ISBN: 978-1-392-25911-5
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