Date of Award

Spring 2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Sociology/Criminal Justice

Committee Director

Randy Myers

Committee Member

Randy Gainey

Committee Member

Allison Chappell

Abstract

How do we confront the problem of school delinquency? This study examined the impact of parental and community involvement in schools on school delinquency by employing a cross-sectional secondary data analysis of the 2008 School Survey on Crime and Safety. Bivariate and multivariate analyses demonstrated that parental involvement in schools is significantly associated with and predictive of decreased school delinquency, while community involvement in schools is significantly associated with and predictive of increased school delinquency. Findings suggest that based on school administrator perceptions, stimulating parent involvement in schools and cultivating certain types of community involvement in schools may reduce delinquency occurrence and act as preventative forces against potential delinquency, decreasing reliance on reactive disciplinary policies.

ISBN

9781369878813

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