Safe/Schools/Healthy Students Initiative National Evaluation Wave 1 Findings: Characteristics Related to Violence Perpetration, Victimization and Exposure

Joyce Ann O'Neil, RTI International
Christine H. Lindquist, RTI International

This paper will examine the relationships between self-reported violence perpetration, victimization and exposure and student, school, family and community characteristics. Gender, grade, region, and urbanicity effects will also be examined. Specifically, this presentation will assess the relationship between specific aspects of violence perpetration, victimization or exposure and key characteristics of the student (substance use; school attitude, involvement and attendance; perceived support; mental health status; and perceptions of school safety), the school (enrollment; policies and sanctions; climate; and services), the family (living arrangements, perceived support from parents), and the community (region; urbanicity). This paper will be based on results of the SS/HS National Evaluation Wave 1 student survey, which was conducted in 12 sentinel sites in Spring 2001 and included 18,270 7th, 9th, and 11th grade students.

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