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ERIC Number: EJ970924
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0959-4752
Predicting Adolescent Truancy: The Importance of Distinguishing between Different Aspects of Instructional Quality
Salzer, Christine; Trautwein, Ulrich; Ludtke, Oliver; Stamm, Margrit
Learning and Instruction, v22 n5 p311-319 Oct 2012
Little is known about the association of classroom characteristics with adolescent truancy. A critical question is whether high achievement standards, high workload, and fast pace protect against or increase adolescent truancy. In this study, self-reports from 3491 Swiss grade 7, grade 8 and grade 9 students in 202 classes were used to predict truancy. Multilevel modeling was used to differentiate between the student and the class levels. High achievement standards were associated with a lower truancy rate at both the student and the class level, whereas fast instructional pace was associated with more truancy at both levels. A perception of the workload as being too low was an additional predictor of high truancy at both the student and the class level. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 7; Grade 8; Grade 9
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland