School Climate and School Safety: Systematic Review – UROP Spring Symposium 2021

School Climate and School Safety: Systematic Review

Kiara Siebler


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Research Mentor(s): Justin Heinze, Assistant Professor
Research Mentor School/College/Department: Health Behavior and Health Education, School of Public Health
Presentation Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Session: Session 6 (4pm-4:50pm)
Breakout Room: Room 4
Presenter: 1

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U.S. schools are encompassed with violence, victimization, and bullying. Addressing these concerns in regard to unique school contexts requires a multidimensional approach through an analysis of causal factors concerning school climate. This review aims to determine whether school climate is associated with improved school safety and/or reduced school violence in addition to which aspects of school climate, if any, are associated with improved school safety and/or reduced school violence? Our team will systematically review the published literature for research evaluating the relationships between aspects of school climate and school safety/school violence. We will measure school climate through aspects including school connectedness, student engagement, school belonging, school culture, etc. To systematically review the literature, we intend to use a protocol informed by the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis (PRISMA) guidelines to search research databases, screen published studies, apply inclusion and exclusion criteria, and select relevant literature for review. After reviewing the full texts of studies, our research team will develop a data extraction tool to extract the various information from studies.

Authors: Kiara Siebler, Gaurab Maharjan, Naomi Pomerantz
Research Method: Library/Archival/Internet Research

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