Parents' perceptions of causes of and solutions for school violence: implications for policy
Bliss, M. J.
Buck, C. A.
Cook, S. L.
Publication: J Prim Prev
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Topics: Legislation and Policy Ownership Public Opinion Storage Students Supply
Keywords: Adolescent Adult Child Child Behavior/ psychology Firearms/ legislation & jurisprudence
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In metropolitan Atlanta, interviewers questioned 202 parents of children in grades 1-12 about school violence, parental behavior, and gun ownership. Of the respondents, 94 indicated that they owned a gun. Few differences existed in perceptions of causes and solutions for school violence between parents who owned and did not own firearms. Many parents reported that access to firearms is a strong contributor to school violence, and many stated that making firearms difficult for children to use (with safety lock or increasing minimum age for firearm purchase) was a solution.
Bliss, M. J., Emshoff, J., Buck, C. A., & Cook, S. L. (2006). Parents' perceptions of causes of and solutions for school violence: implications for policy. J Prim Prev, 27(3), 265-280.
Bliss, M. J., et al. "Parents' Perceptions of Causes of and Solutions for School Violence: Implications for Policy." J Prim Prev 27.3 (2006): 265-80.