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School belonging and school misconduct: the differing role of teacher and peer attachment

Jannick Demanet (UGent) and Mieke Van Houtte (UGent)
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Students' success in school depends on more than their intellectual ability. To cooperate with the goals of school and achieve to their maximum capacity, students need to feel a part of the learning process, comply with the school rules, and not drop out. Jannick Demanet and Mieke Van Houtte discuss factors that result in student success and cooperation versus misconduct (minor forms of deviance such as rule-breaking, cheating on tests, skipping school, and arriving late for school). One theory of student success is that the school-as-community, or school cohesion, results in students having a sense of belonging to the school community; this belonging results in their integration into the school and improved chances for success. Another theory is that a student’s individual bonding with caring teachers and peers has a greater effect on deviance than school cohesion. The more students perceive that teachers are supportive and that they belong to a peer group, the less likely they are to engage in misconduct. Both explanations help us understand why some students misbehave, though this study found more support for the theory that individual bonding with teachers and peers results in more success and less misconduct. The importance is to understand what factors lead to lack of involvement in school and potential for school misconduct and dropping out.

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Demanet, Jannick, and Mieke Van Houtte. 2014. “School Belonging and School Misconduct: The Differing Role of Teacher and Peer Attachment.” In Schools and Society : a Sociological Approach to Education, ed. Jeanne Ballantine and Joan Spade, 193–199. 5th ed. New York, NY, USA: Sage.
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Demanet, Jannick, & Van Houtte, M. (2014). School belonging and school misconduct: the differing role of teacher and peer attachment. In J. Ballantine & J. Spade (Eds.), Schools and society : a sociological approach to education (5th ed., pp. 193–199). New York, NY, USA: Sage.
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Demanet J, Van Houtte M. School belonging and school misconduct: the differing role of teacher and peer attachment. In: Ballantine J, Spade J, editors. Schools and society : a sociological approach to education. 5th ed. New York, NY, USA: Sage; 2014. p. 193–9.
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Demanet, Jannick, and Mieke Van Houtte. “School Belonging and School Misconduct: The Differing Role of Teacher and Peer Attachment.” Schools and Society : a Sociological Approach to Education. 5th ed. Ed. Jeanne Ballantine & Joan Spade. New York, NY, USA: Sage, 2014. 193–199. Print.
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