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The relationship between academic achievement and incidents of student violence in Mississippi's public middle schools


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Abstract (summary)

The central focus of this research is on academic achievement and incidents of student violence. The research investigated the relationship between academic achievement and incidents of school violence in Mississippi's public middle schools. Academic achievement is defined as scores on the Mississippi Curriculum Test (MCT). Incidents of school violence were defined as fighting, weapons, disorderly conduct, alcohol, tobacco & drugs and sexual harassment. Data were collected from ninety-four middle schools with grade configurations of 5th thru 8th and 6th thru 8th. This sample of middle schools represented approximately 61,050 students. Descriptive statistics and Pearson r were the statistical procedures used in this study. Findings indicate that there is a relationship between academic achievement and incidents of student violence in nineteen of Mississippi's ninety-four middle schools.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School administration;
Secondary education;
Curricula;
Teaching
Classification
0514: School administration
0533: Secondary education
0727: Curricula
0727: Teaching
Identifier / keyword
Education; Achievement; Middle schools; Mississippi; Public schools; Student violence
Title
The relationship between academic achievement and incidents of student violence in Mississippi's public middle schools
Author
Nichols, Shirley Hall
Number of pages
88
Publication year
2005
Degree date
2005
School code
0132
Source
DAI-A 66/04, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780542081064, 0542081067
Advisor
Johnson, W. C.
University/institution
Mississippi State University
University location
United States -- Mississippi
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3171416
ProQuest document ID
305453214
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305453214
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