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ERIC Number: EJ943178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1946-2077
Risk and Urban School Transition in Early Adolescence
Ward, Sharon; Sylva, Judith; Gresham, Frank M.; Wantz-Sutton, Jacqueline L.
Journal of Urban Learning, Teaching, and Research, v3 p147-160 2007
This is a comparison study of 244 early adolescents attending sixth grade at either an urban elementary school or an urban middle school. Utilizing four data collection instruments, it compares the adolescent groups' degrees of loneliness, levels of positive self-concept, academic competence, problem behaviors, and social skills. Results indicate that, when compared to the comparison group, the at-risk students present higher levels of loneliness and problem behaviors and lower levels of academic competence, self-concept and social skills across both school contexts. The results are relevant to school adjustment and success as well as providing support for local policy decisions when transitioning students to middle school. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A