ERIC Number: EJ1132254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
School Security Measures and Extracurricular Participation: An Exploratory Multi-Level Analysis
Mowen, Thomas J.; Manierre, Matthew J.
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v38 n3 p344-363 2017
Although delinquency in US schools is near historic lows, concern over delinquency in US schools remains a pressing issue among school officials, parents, and policy-makers. Many scholars argue that the current approach to discipline in the United States is highly punitive. While some projects have assessed the effect of punitive security on students' perception of safety and general well-being, little attention has been given to understanding the role these measures play in extracurricular activity. Using the Educational Longitudinal Study (2002/2004), we examine the role of security measures in predicting student extracurricular activity cross-sectionally and over time. Results show that schools with greater numbers of security measures have students who are less involved in extracurricular activities, although the presence of security measures does not relate to decreased levels of participation over time.
Descriptors: School Security, Extracurricular Activities, Participation, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Discipline, Zero Tolerance Policy, School Safety, Longitudinal Studies, High School Students, Grade 10, Questionnaires, Followup Studies, Student Attitudes, Delinquency, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10
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