Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Social Work (MSW)


Social Work

First Advisor

Dr. Michael Schock Ph. D.

Second Advisor

Dr. Janet Nuckles Ph. D.

Third Advisor

Sarah Lilja MSW, LICSW


Schools are looking at how violence in the school contributes to students' stress levels and how it interferes with the academic abilities and performance of students. If schools are to be orderly and peaceful places in which high quality education can take place, students must learn to manage conflicts constructively. Studies show that conflict mediation plays a role in creating an environment where students regulate their own behavior in regards to conflict in school. This research study surveyed students about their attitudes and opinions towards conflict mediation at Beaver Lake Elementary School. This study also evaluated whether staff to student disciplinary contacts decreased after the implementation of the conflict mediation program.


SC 11.MSW.1997.Belland.RAM

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