National School Crime and Safety Survey
The National School Crime and Safety Survey: Student Form, designed by the Hamilton Fish National Institute on School and Community Violence (1998), evaluates the effectiveness of several violence prevention/intervention programs being conducted at middle and high schools across the country. This instrument measures student perpetration of crime, victimization, weapons possession, violence avoidance, and gang activity. The National School Crime and Safety Survey consists of 15 items with multiple response options (Yes/No and several Likert-type scales). The questionnaire takes approximately 45 minutes to complete and is intended for use with childen in grades six through twelve. The instrument also contains 28 additional blank questions if the researcher would like to add any supplemental questions not asked by this survey.
Number of Versions: 2 Version: Student Form Author(s): Paul Kingery, Nicholas Minogue, Lisa Murphy, & Mark B. Coggeshall Date of Publication: 1998 Material(s) Needed for Test: Instrument Manual: Not Available Time to Administer: 45 minutes Charge for one form or kit: No
Purpose and Nature of Test
Aggression, Violence, Victimization Population for which designed:
Grade Level: Sixth Grade to High School Senior Method of Administration: Group Source of Information: Self Subtests and Scores:
Motivation to Fight, Perceived Ability to Fight, Victimization by Common Aggression, Common Perpetration Number of Items: 15 Type of Scale: Multiple response option
Sample Size: 556 Population: Not reported by author(s). Culture/ethnicity: Not reported by author(s). SES Level: Not reported by author(s).
Psychometric information: Provided for Subscales. The range of Test-Retest Value: 0.51 to 0.69 The range of Inter-rater reliability: Not assessed The range of Internal consistency: 0.53 to 0.86
Validity:Criterion validity data has not been presented or published in study.
Scoring Procedure: Manual Scoring Examiner Qualifications and Training Required: None Permission Required to Use Instrument: Yes If yes, by whom: Paul Kingery
Name: Paul Kingery Organization: Hamilton Fish Institute Address: 2121 K Street NW, Suite 200 City: Washington State: DC Zip: 20037 Phone: (202) 496-2201 Fax: (202) 496-6244 E-mail: email@example.com Website: http://www.hamfish.org/pub/pubnatsur.php3
Last updated by Violence Institute of New Jersey: February 2007