School Climate and Student Fear: The Roles of Students and Teachers
What factors influence a student’s feelings of safety and their fear of being victimized at school? In this video, Chris Melde, PhD, Matthew Almanza, and Daniel Abad discuss their research into the ways school climate, including an authoritative school climate, and previous experiences of victimization can affect a student’s feelings of fear and perceptions of safety.
Dr. Chris Melde is a Professor at the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice and serves as a subject matter expert with the National Center for School Safety.
Daniel Abad is a fifth-year doctoral candidate at the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice.
Matthew Almanza is a doctoral candidate at the Michigan State University School of Criminal Justice.
- A modified approach to in-school victimization, authoritative school climate, and student feelings of safety by Daniel Abad, Matthew Almanza, Chris Melde, Jennifer Cobbina, and Justin Heinze
- Students’ Feelings of Safety, Exposure to Violence and Victimization, and Authoritative School Climate by Benjamin Fisher, Samantha Viano, F. Chris Curran, F. Alvin Pearman, and Joseph H. Gardella