(7) Run, Hide, and Fight to Save Your Life

Joann Farmer
Florida Gulf Coast University

Jingshun Zhang
Florida Gulf Coast University

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to investigate students’ gain in self-protection efficacy after participating in face-to-face active shooter training. Research was conducted at a state level university to determine if face-to-face active shooter training for undergraduates was more effective than online training. Face-to-face training was administered to 170 undergraduates in five different classrooms over a 10-day period. Pre- and post-surveys were administered to the participants to determine differences in their understanding of active shooter protocol and confidence in their abilities to execute protocol if needed. Paired sample t tests revealed there were significant differences in the pre- and post-training surveys. ANOVA tests were conducted to determine how much online active shooter training enriched students’ feelings of safety on campus and the degree to which face-to-face active shooter training influenced students’ knowledge of protocol and feelings of being able to protect themselves in an active shooter situation.

Citation

Farmer, J., & Zhang, J. (2020). Run, Hide, and Fight to Save Your Life. Florida Journal of Educational Research, 58(7), 44-57.

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