This study explores the relationships between uniform policies and school outcomes by analyzing data from the School Survey on Crime and Safety 2007-2008. Data from 387 urban elementary schools indicate that schools with uniform policies tend to have more violent incidents than schools without uniform policies. Perceptions of principals indicate more frequent incidents (e.g., verbal abuse of teacher, disrespect to teacher, and classroom disorder) in schools with uniform policies than schools with no uniform policies. In addition, school violence measured by disciplinary outcomes shows that schools with uniform policies have more drug problems, physical attacks or fights, insubordination, gang-related incidents, and disruptions than schools without uniform policies. After controlling for school characteristics and school violence, multivariate regression analyses show that schools with uniform policies are positively associated with achievement and learning value, but negatively with students’ aspiration.
"Uniform Policies, School Violence, and School Outcomes: From Principal’s Perspective,"
Journal of Contemporary Research in Education: Vol. 3
, Article 5.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/jcre/vol3/iss3/5