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dc.contributor.authorFitzgerald, Robin
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:18:36Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:18:36Z
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.modified2010-06-16T05:41:02Z
dc.identifier.issn17075203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/30166
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the influence of school, surrounding neighbourhood-defined as the area within one-kilometre of a school-and student characteristics on the likelihood of student violent delinquency. Based on data from the International Youth Survey (2006), findings indicated that there was significant variation in violent delinquency among students in grades 7, 8 and 9 across a sample of Toronto schools. This variation was explained primarily bycharacteristics of the students themselves. However, the school climate, or the perceived atmosphere in the school also explained a statistically significant part of the variation in violence. Moreover, a higher level of school capital (positive feeling toward the school) reduced students' chances of self-reported violent behaviour over and above any of their own risk factors. In contrast, the findings did not support the contention that the level of crime and/or socioeconomic disadvantage in the neighbourhoods surrounding schools had an influence on students' violent behaviour. Explanations for this finding may reflect factors such as the definition of neighbourhood areas used in the study, the greater importance of more immediate environments on students' behaviour, or the possibility that neighbourhood conditions impact students' behaviour indirectly through their influence on factors such as parenting.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherStatistics Canada
dc.publisher.placeCanada
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.statcan.gc.ca/bsolc/olc-cel/olc-cel?catno=85-561-MWE&lang=eng
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto20
dc.relation.ispartofissue17
dc.relation.ispartofjournalCrime and Justice Research Paper Series
dc.relation.ispartofvolume85-561-M
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCauses and Prevention of Crime
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160201
dc.titleSelf-reported Violent Delinquency and the Influence of School, Neighbourhood and Student Student Characteristics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance
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gro.date.issued2009
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gro.griffith.authorFitzgerald, Robin


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