Identifying Core Profiles in Attitudes Toward School Violence
Frisby, Craig L.
Wolfmeyer, Mary Anne
Publication: Journal of School Violence
Topics: Prevention Public Opinion Students
Keywords: COLLEGE students -- Attitudes SCHOOL violence SOCIAL perception STUDENTS -- Attitudes school psychologists
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The authors developed a survey based on "Q methodology," a means to systematically analyze subjectivity. The survey was designed to reveal individuals' attitudes towards school violence. A total of 456 participants took survey. Participants tended to fit one of two "core" profiles: 1) "those who blame school violence on the media, the lack of religious perspectives in schools and society, and irresponsible parenting" or 2) those that "reflect a strong endorsement of gun control and increased efforts to get direct help for students with emotional problems."
Frisby, C. L., Se-Kang, K., & Wolfmeyer, M. A. (2005). Identifying Core Profiles in Attitudes Toward School Violence. Journal of School Violence, 4(4), 5-29.
Frisby, Craig L., Kim Se-Kang, and Mary Anne Wolfmeyer. "Identifying Core Profiles in Attitudes toward School Violence." Journal of School Violence 4.4 (2005): 5-29.