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Bastick, Tony
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Differences between anti-social adolescent behaviour in single sex schools and co-educational schools in Jamaica
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143 Reports: Research
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ERIC Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
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2000
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http:; ericae.net/ericdc/ED450309.htm
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EDRS No: ED450309. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research (29th, New Orleans, LA, February 22-27, 2000).
Abstract
Anti-social behavior is reported to be a growing problem in school systems of different countries. A comparison was made about anti-social adolescent behaviors between students who attend single-sex schools and coeducational schools in Jamaica. Students (N=112) were interviewed to determine the most prevalent school discipline problems. A sample of 1,193 adolescents from 16 schools was then surveyed to determine the prevalence of anti-social adolescent behavior in the school system. Most of the anti-social behavior was associated significantly more with males, although there were no male/female differences in absconding, disrespecting teachers, verbal abuse, and bad language use. Adolescent boys attending coeducational schools were less anti-social than adolescent boys attending single-sex schools. The survey concluded that coeducational schools most significantly decreased adolescent males' anti-social behavior and single-sex schools most significantly decreased adolescent females' anti-social behavior. The results suggest that coeducational schools should help reduce socially disruptive and violent behavior of both adolescent males and females.....
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