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Written violence policies and risk of physical assault against Minnesota educators.

Authors
Feda-DM; Gerberich-SG; Ryan-AD; Nachreiner-NM; McGovern-PM
Source
J Public Health Policy 2010 Dec; 31(4):461-477
NIOSHTIC No.
20038090
Abstract
Few research studies on school violence policies use quantitative methods to evaluate the impact of policies on workplace violence. This study analyzed nine different written violence policies and their impact on work-related physical assault in educational settings. Data were from the Minnesota Educators' Study. This large, nested case control study included cases (n=372) who reported physical assaults within the last year, and controls (n=1116) who did not. Multivariate logistic regression analyses, using directed acyclic graphs, estimated risk of assault. Results of the adjusted multivariate model suggested decreased risks of physical assault were associated with the presence of policies regarding how to report sexual harassment, verbal abuse, and threat (OR 0.53; 95 per cent CI: 0.30-0.95); assurance of confidential reporting of events (OR 0.67; 95 per cent CI: 0.44-1.04); and zero tolerance for violence (OR 0.70; 95 per cent CI: 0.47-1.04).
Keywords
Education; Teaching; Safety-climate; Work-environment; Safety-programs; Case-studies; Quantitative-analysis; Risk-analysis; Mathematical-models; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Regulations; Physiological-factors; Sociological-factors; Behavioral-disorders; Tolerance-threshold; Author Keywords: workplace violence; injury; policy analysis; Zero tolerance policies
Contact
Denise M. Feda, University at Buffalo, Farber Hall G56, 3435 Main Street, Building #26, Buffalo, NY 14214, USA
CODEN
JPPODK
Publication Date
20101201
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-007816; Grant-Number-T42-OH-008434
Issue of Publication
4
ISSN
0197-5897
Source Name
Journal of Public Health Policy
State
MN; NY
Performing Organization
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
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