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dc.contributor.authorA. Hemphill, Sherlyen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Toumbourou, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Rachelen_US
dc.contributor.authorE. Kendall, Garthen_US
dc.contributor.authorRowland, Boscoen_US
dc.contributor.authorFreiberg, Kateen_US
dc.contributor.authorW. Williams, Joanneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:18:43Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:18:43Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2010-08-18T07:00:29Z
dc.identifier.issn10361073en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/33584
dc.description.abstractIssue addressed: Health promotion with adolescents spans many contexts including schools. Income and its distribution, education and social exclusion are key social determinants of health. Exclusionary school policies such as school suspension contribute to exclusion, increase the likelihood of school dropout (reducing educational and subsequent employment opportunities), and negatively impact on student wellbeing. Often excluded students are from socio-economically disadvantaged areas. This paper examines associations between area level socio-economic status (SES) and school suspension in Australian students. Methods: Students (8,028) in years 6 (n = 4393) and 8 (n = 3635) completed a comprehensive social development survey administered in schools in 30 socio-economically stratified communities in 2006. Results: Associations between area level SES and school suspension were found. Relative to students in the lowest SES quartile communities, students in mid level and high SES had lower suspension rates. These effects remained after controlling for antisocial behaviour, gender, age and the established risk factors of poor family management, interaction with antisocial peers and academic failure. Conclusions: Students living in low SES areas are exposed to higher rates of school suspension, at similar levels of adjustment problems. Assisting schools, particularly those with disadvantaged students, to foster school engagement is essential for schools committed to health promotion.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian Health Promotion Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.healthpromotion.org.au/journalen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom12en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto18en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue1en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHealth Promotion Journal of Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume21en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Policyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160506en_US
dc.titleAre Rates of School Suspension Higher in Socially Disadvantaged Neighbourhoods? An Australian Studyen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.date.issued2010
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text


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