Date of Graduation
College of Education and Human Services
Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling & Counseling Psychology
The purpose of this study was to explore the differences between completed school shootings and averted school shootings in order to gain a better understanding of ways to prevent school shootings. The following research question guided this study: What are the similarities and differences between schools in which a shooting occurred and schools in which a shooting was averted? To answer this question, this study compared school shootings and averted school shootings in K-12 schools between January 2007 and December 2013, searching for general themes to analyze in order to add to the literature on averted school shootings. This study utilized a qualitative approach of content analysis, and presented the results of the analysis, with specific regard to emerging themes. The discussion and implications chapters compared the results with past research and defined the overall themes in averted shootings and completed shootings.
Page, Jonathan, "A Qualitative Investigation of Completed and Averted School Shootings: Deciphering the Characteristics that Prevent School Shootings" (2016). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 6369.