Date of Award

Spring 5-13-2016

Degree Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Chair

Dr. David Lee

Committee Chair Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Member 2

Dr. James King

Committee Member 2 Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Member 3

Dr. Stanley Benigno

Committee Member 3 Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Committee Member 4

Dr. Myron Labat

Committee Member 4 Department

Educational Leadership and School Counseling

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the data collected from 7-12 grade middle/junior high teachers and high school teachers to determine whether there was a difference between veteran and novice teachers’ perceptions that they are adequately trained to respond to student versus student fights. This study included an introduction and a literature review about crisis management training. The study also included methodology, research results, conclusions, recommendations for policy makers and practitioners, and recommendations for future research.

The researcher developed a survey instrument to examine the veteran and novice teachers’ perceptions about crisis management training concerning school fights. Data was collected via an on-line survey site from 296 participants with the majority being female with 1-3 years of teaching experience.

This study specifically examined veteran and novice teachers’ perceptions about crisis management training concerning school fights. Results illustrated that there was no difference in the perceptions of veteran and novice teachers in the area of intervention of school fights. This study also examined if there was a difference in perceptions between veteran teachers and novice teachers related to their crisis management training. The results indicated there was no difference in perceptions. In addition, this study explored if there was a difference of perception between veteran teachers and novice teachers related to preventative strategies. Once again, the results indicated there was no difference in perceptions. Finally, this study examined if there was a difference of perception between veteran teachers and novice teachers related to law concerning school fights. The results indicated a significant relationship was found. Policymakers and practitioners were urged to develop professional development and training related to teachers’ knowledge of law concerning school fights.

ORCID ID

0000-0001-8024-7457

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