Comparing Social Bonds and Academic Performance of Adjudicated Adolescents Residing in a Facility v.s. Community
Nick A. Trageser
This study examined the link between social bonds and academic performance among adjudicated juveniles residing in the community versus a residential facility. Self-reported grades and variables used in the study were pulled from the Pathways to Desistance data (N = 1,354), a longitudinal study conducted with juveniles from Pennsylvania and Arizona. The data set consists of juveniles between to ages of 14 to 18, asked to rate their grades, bonding to teachers, and school orientation while residing in the community or a correctional facility. A bivariate correlation was conducted to examine the relationship between social bonds and academic performance. Findings indicate a weak to a moderately significant relationship between school bonding and grades. However, juveniles in the community had a stronger significant association between social bonds and grades. Findings and implications will be discussed.
Susybel R. Kallsen
Primary Advisor's Department
Criminal Justice Studies
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions; Quality Education
"Comparing Social Bonds and Academic Performance of Adjudicated Adolescents Residing in a Facility v.s. Community" (2021). Stander Symposium Projects. 2160.