Student disengagement as a reaction to opportunity structure: A contextual approach.

01 October 2013 → 30 September 2017
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Social sciences
    • Applied sociology
    • Policy and administration
    • Social psychology
    • Social stratification
    • Social theory and sociological methods
    • Sociology of life course, family and health
    • Other sociology and anthropology
    • Criminology
engagement Contextual study Perceived control
Project description

First, we investigate the relative impact of components of the opportunity structure in the school, neighborhood, and educational system on disengagement. Secondly, we whether students' perceived control over educational matters acts as a mediator. For the purposes of this research project, we use data from the international Cities project which is gathered in 12 major cities around the world.