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Demanet, Jannick; Van Houtte, Mieke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2019
Strain theories expect socio-economically disadvantaged students to be overrepresented among perpetrators of school-deviant behavior. Empirical research, however, is inconclusive about the SES-deviance relationship. Recently, strain theorists argued that economic deprivation, rather than a socio-economic status (SES) index is related to…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Disadvantaged Youth, Behavior Problems, Student Behavior
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Van Praag, Lore; Demanet, Jannick; Stevens, Peter A. J.; Van Houtte, Mieke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2017
Track position has an impact on students' perceptions of educational success. These perceptions matter as they relate to educational and professional aspirations and choices. In this ethnographic study, based on ethnographic observations and semi-structured interviews in three secondary schools in Flanders (northern part of Belgium), we want to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Self Concept, Secondary School Students
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D'hondt, Fanny; Van Houtte, Mieke; Stevens, Peter A. J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2015
School belongingness has proven its positive effect on a wide range of outcomes that lead to school success. However, the factors that influence school belongingness received little research attention. Hence, the goal of this study is to explore the impact of ethnic victimization on ethnic minority students' school belongingness. Hereto, we…
Descriptors: Victims, Ethnic Groups, Racial Bias, Minority Group Students
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Vantieghem, Wendelien; Vermeersch, Hans; Van Houtte, Mieke – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2014
Educational gender gap research tries to explain the differential achievement of boys and girls at secondary school, which manifests in many western countries. Several explanatory frameworks are used for this purpose, such as masculinities theory. In this review article, the history of educational gender gap research in Anglo-Saxon literature and…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Self Concept, Sexual Identity, Masculinity
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Van Houtte, Mieke; Demanet, Jannick; Stevens, Peter A. J. – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2013
Past research into the consequences of tracking mainly documented on the impact of attending different tracks on students' achievement and behavior. Less attention has been paid to the impact of track positions on teachers' perceptions and expectations regarding students. By means of multi-level analysis of data of 6,545 students in 46 Flemish…
Descriptors: Track System (Education), Student Evaluation, Homework, Teacher Attitudes