Violent Behavior of Female Students in Middle Schools
This study was conducted to determine if middle school female students were exhibiting violent behavior in a large mid-south urban school district. The subjects were all middle school female students within 30 middle schools in a large mid-south urban school district from 2012-2013 until 2016-2017. Information about middle school female students’ behavior was taken from each school’s website as reported annually by district principals to the large mid-south urban school district. The information about middle school female students’ behavior was used to determine if there was an increase in suspensions per the number of discipline referrals for violent behavior which the female students received and if there were any statistically significant relationships between which middle school female students received the suspensions as gender, ethnicity, location, and the size of the schools which the students attended. The suspensions for middle school female students were examined to determine if there was an increase from the first school year to the last school year for each of the middle schools. Each school year was then compared to the next school year to determine if there was a yearly increase and five-year increase of suspensions. The male middle school data was obtained so that it could be compared with the female middle school data to ascertain if female middle school students were receiving the same amount of discipline referrals for the same reasons as the male middle school students. The results were that female middle school students were not suspended based on their gender for violent behavior.
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"Violent Behavior of Female Students in Middle Schools"
ETD Collection for Tennessee State University.