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Using Propensity Score Matching To Evaluate Differences In Public And Private Students On Self-Control, Matthew Hanauer Dec 2019

Using Propensity Score Matching To Evaluate Differences In Public And Private Students On Self-Control, Matthew Hanauer

International Journal of School Social Work

With the Educational Childhood Longitudinal Kindergarten Cohort class of 2011 (ECLSK-2011) database, I used propensity score matching and a longitudinal multilevel model to evaluate how 4970 kindergarteners in public (assigned public, charter, or magnet) and private (religious, non-religious private) schools, who were matched on a host of covariates, differed on a psychometrically sound self-control construct from fall 2010 to spring 2012. I found no statistically significant difference in self-control scores between private and public-school children. I discuss possible more effective and equitable mechanisms for improving student self-control, as well as suggesting guidance for future research on this topic.


School Social Workers’ Perception Of School Climate: An Ecological System Perspective, Hussein Soliman Dec 2017

School Social Workers’ Perception Of School Climate: An Ecological System Perspective, Hussein Soliman

International Journal of School Social Work

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The focus of this study was on school social workers' perception of school climate and to determine the factors that contribute to positive environment within the school. Using the ecological framework, the study examined the views of 315 school social workers concerning the current social climate in the state of Illinois by using a number of standardized—i.e., School Survey Crime and Safety Principle—and composite sub-scales. Correlation analysis presented significant associations among the study variables. A path analysis model was developed; it included one dependent variable (School Climate) and 6 independent variables (Resources, Exposure, Communication, Measures, and …