Comparing Social Bonds and Academic Performance of Adjudicated Adolescents Residing in a Facility v.s. Community

Title

Comparing Social Bonds and Academic Performance of Adjudicated Adolescents Residing in a Facility v.s. Community

Authors

Presenter(s)

Nick A. Trageser

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Description

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.

Publication Date

4-22-2021

Project Designation

Capstone Project

Primary Advisor

Susybel R. Kallsen

Primary Advisor's Department

Criminal Justice Studies

Keywords

Stander Symposium Posters, 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

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