Graduate Student Dissertations, Theses, Capstones, and Portfolios

Date of Award


Document Type


Granting Institution

Lynn University

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PHD)

Degree Program

Global Leadership - with a specialization in Educational Leadership


College of Education

First Advisor

Adam L. Koznitsky

Second Advisor

Valerie A. Storey

Third Advisor

Jill Perel


Violence and security on high school campuses are paramount issues that many instructional staff and students face in today's society. A strong, comfortable atmosphere will encourage students to succeed socially and academically, and will enable instructional staff to work in a secure environment producing successful teaching regimens in their classrooms. High schools need to strategize ways to enforce safety and security for all instructional staff and students. In order for safety and security to transpire on high school campuses, safety prevention methods and violence prevention programs must be supported by the entire school.

The purpose of this study was to analyze the instructional staffs and student's perception of school safety measures and violence prevention programs that are offered at a high school. An additional purpose of this study was to measure the level of self-efficacy of the student participants and the instructional staff participants. A multiple analysis of variance (MANOV A) research design and an analysis of variance (ANOV A) is used in this study. First, the summary of the results gave schools and school districts a better understanding of how students and instructional staff perceived their own safety on campus with safety prevention measures and violence prevention programs. Second, it gave the summary of results that determined the level of self-efficacy of the instructional staff compared to the student participants. Two hypotheses in the study were derived from the theoretical framework that addressed the identified gap in literature.



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