Date of Award

12-1995

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

Department

Education and Human Development

First Advisor

Dr. Linda F. Balog

Abstract

This study determined the reported incidences of violence against Monroe County public high school teachers and compared the rates with those reported by New York State public high school teachers. Although the rate of juvenile violence has increased at a rate of about 50% in the past four years in Monroe county, it was found that Monroe County teachers report similar incidences of robberies (7.2%%) to that reported by New York State teachers

(3.6%) and a similar percentage of assaults (9.7%) to that reported by New York State teachers (8.0%). The study also found that 92% of the New York State teachers reported no use of a weapon during robberies and 83.8% reported no use during an assault, while 100% of the Monroe County teachers reported no use of weapons during a robbery and 93.8% reported no use during an assault. With regard to prevention programs already in place in their schools, fewer Monroe County teachers experience confidence where more New York State teachers appeared more confident in these programs.

Comments

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