Helms School of Government
Doctor of Philosophy in Criminal Justice (PhD)
roles, school resource officer, training
Philosophy | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration
Troutman, Alesha Poole, "A Survey of North Carolina School Resource Officers: Training and Roles" (2021). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 3210.
The purpose of this study is to develop an understanding of the roles of SROs in North Carolina and the training that they receive. This study is based on the perceptions of SROs in North Carolina and the roles and training that they need to be effective within the school(s) they serve. The quantitative design used a survey that consisted of different measurement scales, including ordinal, nominal, and fill-in-the-blank. The findings of this study were analyzed using Qualtrics XM that lets you statistically analyze your response data and allows researchers to identify trends and produce predictive models. Descriptive statistics were used to examine the survey data.