Safety and Security in a School Environment: The Role of Dress Code Policies
Workman, Jane E., Freeburg, Beth Winfrey, Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences
This study examined high school student handbooks for evidence that school administrators consider dress codes as one strategy to address the physical and psychological security of students. Physical security refers to freedom from actual harm to the body. Psychological security refers to freedom from implied threats to personal well-being. Content analysis of 80 online handbooks revealed 84% related dress codes to safety. Codes were intermediate restrictive and proscriptive, with one required dress item and multiple prohibited dress items. Family and consumer sciences professionals can play an important role in clarifying item specific dress codes related to the physical and …
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Publication information: Article title: Safety and Security in a School Environment: The Role of Dress Code Policies. Contributors: Workman, Jane E. - Author, Freeburg, Beth Winfrey - Author. Journal title: Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences. Volume: 98. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 2006. Page number: 19+. © American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences Apr 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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