Putting students' views of school safety into context: A comparison of adolescent personal safety across locations in Israel: A comparison of adolescent personal safety across locations in Israel

Yaacov Boaz Yablon, Lynn A. Addington

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    Abstract

    While previous research suggests that students feel safe at school, little attention has been given to studying adolescent feelings of safety in various locations. Such direct comparisons would provide a context for evaluating and better understanding students' perceptions of safety at school. The present study examines this issue by comparing Israeli students' feelings of safety in school with seven locations outside school frequented by adolescents. While all students perceived school to be the safest place and walking in the street at night the least safe, boys and Jewish students reported feeling safer than girls and Arab students. Of all groups, Arab girls consistently reported feeling the least safe in every location. In addition, the neighborhood where a school is located was more influential on students' feelings of safety at school than the school's own characteristics. These findings support the need to take an ecological perspective to assessing school safety and provide a foundation for future research. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)407-422
    Number of pages16
    JournalJournal of School Violence
    Volume9
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 19 Oct 2010

    Bibliographical note

    Funding Information:
    Received January 4, 2010; accepted July 1, 2010. The authors thank the School of Public Affairs at American University for supporting this work through its Spagna Research Award. Address correspondence to Yaacov Boaz Yablon, Bar-Ilan University, School of Education, Ramat-Gan, 52900, Israel. E-mail: yablon@mail.biu.ac.il

    Keywords

    • Arabs
    • Jewish
    • Safety
    • Schools
    • Students

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