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Reducing the Risks of Firearm Violence in High Schools: Principals’ Perceptions and Practices

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Community Health, September 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Title
Reducing the Risks of Firearm Violence in High Schools: Principals’ Perceptions and Practices
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Journal of Community Health, September 2015
DOI 10.1007/s10900-015-0087-0
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James H. Price, Jagdish Khubchandani, Erica Payton, Amy Thompson

Abstract

This study assessed the perceptions and practices of a national sample of secondary school principals regarding reducing firearm violence in high schools. Data were collected via three-wave postal mailings. A 59-item valid and reliable questionnaire was mailed to a national random sample of 800 secondary school principals. Of the 349 principals (46 %) that responded, 17 % reported a firearm incident at their school in the past 5 years. Principals perceived inadequate parental monitoring (70 %), inadequate mental health services (64 %), peer harassment/bullying (59 %), and easy access to firearms (50 %) as the main causes of firearm violence in schools. The three barriers to implementing firearm violence prevention practices were: lack of expertise as to which practices to implement (33 %), lack of time (30 %), and lack of research as to which practices are most effective (30 %). Less than half of schools trained school personnel regarding firearm violence issues. The findings indicate that firearm incidents at schools may be more common than previously thought. A significant portion of principals are at a loss as to what to implement because of a lack of empirical evidence on what is effective. More research is needed to find the most effective school interventions for reducing firearm violence.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 2%
Unknown 44 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 24%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 22%
Student > Bachelor 7 16%
Unspecified 5 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 11%
Other 7 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 18 40%
Psychology 10 22%
Unspecified 7 16%
Medicine and Dentistry 3 7%
Nursing and Health Professions 3 7%
Other 4 9%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 23. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 February 2018.
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#621,876
of 12,565,531 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Community Health
#38
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Outputs of similar age
#17,572
of 240,589 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Community Health
#3
of 32 outputs
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