Authoritative School Climate Model: Potential Racial Ethnic Differences (PO095)

  • PMD: 8,9
  • Skill Level: Introduction
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools
  • Live Chat:
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    11:30 AM–12:15 PM
    (Posters available on demand at any time during the convention week and for sixty days thereafter.)

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. further research on the Authoritative School Climate Model and its use of the Authoritative School Climate Survey to better inform school climate practices.
  2. learn potential implications for school climate practices and the importance of racial/ethnic considerations when promoting safe school environments.
  3. further existing research on the racial/ethnic differences present within school climate research as it pertains to outcomes of engagement, bullying, and victimization experience.


Positive perception of school climate has been shown to lower bullying and victimization experience as well as improve student engagement. However, consistency across racial/ethnic student groups have seldom been explored. Adapting the Authoritative School Climate (ASC) Model, data were collected in Missouri and Oklahoma suburban schools to explore differences across racial/ethnic student groups in perception of school climate using a school-level fixed-effects model to contribute to the literature of the ASC model.



Ying-Ruey Chuang, University of Missouri-Columbia


Francis Huang, PhD, Keith C. Herman, PhD

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