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ERIC Number: EJ834501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0272-4316
Neighborhood Socioeconomic and Social Factors and School Achievement in Boys and Girls
Drukker, Marjan; Feron, Frans J. M.; Mengelers, Ron; Van Os, Jim
Journal of Early Adolescence, v29 n2 p285-306 2009
Previous work has shown that school achievement is lower in children living in poor neighborhoods. In this study, the authors hypothesized a role of neighborhood social capital. Data on 11-year-olds were obtained from the baseline measurements of a family cohort study (n = 328). The data had a cross-level structure: neighborhood level, school level, and individual level. After including individual-level confounders, neighborhood socioeconomic disadvantage and social cohesion were not associated with school achievement in boys or girls. However, lower levels of neighborhood informal social control were associated with lower school achievement scores in boys only. In boys, a wider social environment that contributes to obedience to norms and values may be conducive to superior educational achievement. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands