Community contributions to scholastic success

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Family & Consumer Studies
Creator Kowaleski-Jones, Lori
Other Author Dunifon, Rachel; Ream, Geoffrey.
Title Community contributions to scholastic success
Date 2006-05
Description The authors examine the influence of neighborhood characteristics on the academic outcomes of children in middle childhood. Prior research has examined structural features of the community and has evaluated their associations with youth outcomes (Brooks-Gunn, Duncan, Klebanov, & Sealand, 1993; Kowaleski-Jones, 2000). Other research has related perceptions of community environment to youth development (Aneshensel & Sucoff, 1996). This work seeks to bridge these two streams of research by considering the influence of both objective and subjective measures of the community environment on school-aged children. Data are drawn from the 1990 Census and the 1997 Panel Study of Income Dynamics Child Development Supplement (PSID-CDS). Results indicate a negative influence of living in a community with low socioeconomic resources for academic achievement. In contrast, in some models, results suggest a positive role for living in a community rich in immigrant concentration for school-related behavioral adjustment and achievement outcomes. © 2006 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
Type Text
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Volume 34
Issue 3
First Page 343
Last Page 362
Subject Academic development; Child development; Developmental psychology
Subject LCSH Academic achievement; Neighborhood; Community life
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Kowaleski-Jones, L., Dunifon, R., & Ream, G. (2006). Community contributions to scholastic success. Journal of Community Psychology, 34(3), 343-62.
Rights Management (c) John Wiley & Sons
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2021-05-06
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