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.
|Commitee:||Morice, Linda, Yu, Tianlong|
|School:||Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 80/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational leadership, Educational psychology|
|Keywords:||Parkland shooting, school shootings, school tragedies|
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