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Predictors of school safety awareness among Malaysian primary school teachers

Ssekamanya, Siraje Abdallah and Badzis, Mastura and Ismail, Khamsiah and Abduludin, Dayang Shuzaidah (2016) Predictors of school safety awareness among Malaysian primary school teachers. In: 8th International Conference on Social Sciences (8th ICSS 2016), 4th-5th March 2016, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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Abstract

With rising incidents of school violence worldwide, educators and researchers are trying to understand and find ways to enhance the safety of children at school. The purpose of this study was to investigate the extent to which the demographic variables of gender, age, length of service, position, academic qualification, and school location predicted teachers’ awareness about school safety practices in Malaysian primary schools. A stratified random sample of 380 teachers was selected in the central Malaysian states of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Multiple regression analysis revealed that none of the factors was a good predictor of awareness about school safety training, delivery methods of school safety information, and available school safety programs. Awareness about school safety activities was significantly predicted by school location (whether the school was located in a rural or urban area). While these results may reflect a general lack of awareness about school safety among primary school teachers in the selected locations, a national study needs to be conducted for the whole country.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 4236/54924
Uncontrolled Keywords: School Safety Awareness, Predictors of School Safety, Multiple Regression analysis, Malaysian Primary Schools
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1050.9 Educational psychology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Education
Depositing User: Dr. Ssekamanya Siraje Abdallah
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 09:18
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2017 10:17
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/54924

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