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ERIC Number: EJ1024289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Hidden School Dropout among Immigrant Students: A Cross-Sectional Study
Makarova, Elena; Herzog, Walter
Intercultural Education, v24 n6 p559-572 2013
Actual school dropout among immigrant youth has been addressed in a number of studies, but research on hidden school dropout among immigrant students is rare. Thus, the objective of this paper is to analyze hidden school dropout among primary school students with an immigrant background. The analyses were performed using survey data of 1186 immigrant students in Swiss primary schools. Our results show that immigrant students' academic achievement, their attitudes towards school-related values, and the quality of their relationships with classmates and teachers were significant predictors of their disengagement during classes. Moreover, our findings strongly suggest that those predictors that are important for actual school dropout are crucial for hidden school dropout as well. We conclude that low-achieving immigrant youth who do not value school and who have poor relationships with teachers and peers are especially at risk of hidden and, eventually, of actual school dropout.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Switzerland