School disorder and dropping out: The intersection of gender, race, and ethnicity

Anthony A. Peguero, Gabriel Merrin, Jun Sung Hong, Kecia R. Johnson

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Abstract

A growing body of research is exploring the affects school disorder has on educational progress. It is also known that educational success and failure are linked to gender, racial, and ethnic disparities. Other issues, however, remain less explored. For example, how do perceptions of individual adolescents about disorder affect behavior? Or whether or how school-level physical and social disorder are related to gender, racial, and ethnic disparities. Do any of these factors affect the likelihood of dropping out? This study draws from the Education Longitudinal Study of 2002, with a focus on a subsample consisting of Black/African American, Latina/o American, Asian American, Native American, multiracial American, and White American public school students in 580 public schools. We analyze the role school disorder has on dropping out, among racial and ethnic minority adolescents. The results suggest that, in general, school disorder has greater influence among racial and ethnic
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-218
JournalYouth and Society
StatePublished - Mar 1 2019

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