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Gottfredson, Denise C.; DiPietro, Stephanie M. – Sociology of Education, 2011
This study assesses the effects of three aspects of school organization--student enrollment, student-teacher ratio, and the number of different students taught--on the property and personal victimization experiences of students. It hypothesizes that smaller schools, schools with lower ratios of students to adults, and schools in which the number…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Ratio, Delinquency Prevention, Prevention, School Size
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Gottfredson, Denise C.; Kearley, Brook W.; Najaka, Stacy S.; Rocha, Carlos M. – Journal of Research in Crime and Delinquency, 2007
This study examines program elements related to reductions in drug use and crime among Drug Treatment Courts (DTC) participants as well as theoretical mechanisms--increased social controls and improved perceptions of procedural justice--expected to mediate the effects of DTC on these outcomes. Data are from 157 research participants interviewed…
Descriptors: Crime, Social Control, Courts, Drug Use Testing
Gottfredson, Denise C. – 1981
This paper focuses on the methodology of cross group comparisons of regression coefficients commonly used to identify group differences in status attainment. Using the study of race differences in educational attainment as an example, the paper reviews a number of relevant published studies and demonstrates that evidence for such differences is…
Descriptors: Black Students, Educational Attainment, Racial Differences, Regression (Statistics)
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Gottfredson, Denise C. – American Sociological Review, 1981
Examines the credibility of inferences based on cross-group comparisons of regression coefficients using Black-White differences in the educational attainment process as an example. Shows that reanalyses of data from previous studies fail to produce consistent results even when major differences in samples, models, and methods are held constant.…
Descriptors: Blacks, Data Analysis, Educational Attainment, Multiple Regression Analysis
Gottfredson, Denise C.; And Others – 1991
This report summarizes an evaluation of a staff development program to reduce disparity in educational achievement across race and sex. The Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement (TESA) program of S. Kerman, T. Kimball, and M. Martin (1980) was implemented in an elementary school. Achievement test scores, attitudes toward school and self,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Control Groups, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Gottfredson, Denise C.; Koper, Christopher S. – Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 1996
Adolescent substance abuse efforts often direct prevention at known correlates of substance use. Discusses prevention efforts targeted toward minority populations. Assesses group differences using data from 981 Black and White adolescents and latent variable structural equations techniques. Concludes risk factor measures predict substance use for…
Descriptors: Adolescents, At Risk Persons, Blacks, Drug Abuse