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ERIC Number: EJ1120848
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1045-988X
Social Connectedness and Its Implication on Student-Teacher Relationships and Suspension
Henderson, Dawn X.; Guy, Breonte
Preventing School Failure, v61 n1 p39-47 2017
Out-of-school suspension (OSS) disconnects students from accessing important school relationships and academic and social support. OSS contributes to a significant number of ethnic minority and economically disadvantaged students receiving short-term suspensions. Community-based organizations may step in as alternative spaces for short-term suspended students. This study investigates the effects of a community-based program on a sense of social connectedness among a sample of short-term suspended students; an increase in social connectedness aimed to predict improvements in student-teacher relationships and a reduction in further suspension. The findings suggest students demonstrating an increase in their sense of social connectedness had favorable teacher-student relationships and a lower probability of further suspension. Findings support the value of building partnerships between schools and community-based organizations to support short-term suspended students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Teacher Relationship Scale
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