DISCONNECTING FROM DISORDER: AN ANALYSIS OF NEIGHBORHOOD DISORGANIZATION ON ADOLESCENT ACADEMIC WELL-BEING
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University of North Carolina at Charlotte
K.R. MARTIN. Disconnecting from disorder: an analysis of neighborhood disorganization on adolescent academic well-being. (Under the direction of DR. LYN EXUM)Delinquency has been shown to occur in specific locations near juveniles’ educational institutions or residential neighborhoods. It is rational to hypothesize that due to the significant impact research has found on future success per environment, that both are responsible for molding an adolescent; but what if an environment fails to provide a quality atmosphere? Can the effects of the disorganized neighborhood be attenuated so that bonds to other institutions can form and possibly strengthen? The hypotheses are tested using the National Crime Victimization Survey: School Crime Supplement and a sample of 5,540 students. Regression models are estimated to view the effect of neighborhood disorganization and academic performance on school bonds. Additionally, the models test for a possible interaction effect. The results not only show a significant interaction, but also provide evidence of moderation through academic performance. Advocacy and suggestions for further research as well as policy and initiative reform are discussed.
ACADEMIC PERFORMANCEADOLESCENTENVIROMENTNEIGHBORHOOD DISORGANIZATIONSCHOOL BONDS
Phillips, MatthewDeWitt, Samuel
Thesis (M.S.)--University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2018.
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