The Relationship Between School Emergency Preparedness and Self- Efficacy of School Personnel

This participative action research study examines the gap between available information for preparing a comprehensive school emergency plan and the practical application within a school. The relationship of self-efficacy of school personnel and emergency preparedness is explored and it's use as a measurement of the effectiveness of school emergency preparedness. The best practices of emergency planning and available resources are reviewed and then used to develop an extensive plan for a school. A self-efficacy scale survey is administered to school personnel and used to inform the design of the plan. Future phases of the emergency plan will use self-efficacy as measure of the effectiveness of the proposed plan. The findings of the survey, and the implementation process will add to the body of information available for school administrators to utilize in improving school emergency preparedness