Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

School Sports for Disciplinary Behavior of Students at High-Risk
Mido Chang, PhD; Hyejin Bang, PhD; Sunha Kim, PhD

The study examined sports participation's effect on student misbehavior and suspension with focused attention to high-risk groups for disciplinary behaviors. Using the Education Longitudinal Study, the study analyzed sports effects for Black, Hispanic, low-income, and male students. The results were interpreted with theories that explain adolescent disciplinary behaviors and sports. The study found that students from Black, Hispanic, the lowest-income groups displayed significantly low sports participation and high incidents of misbehavior and suspension and the sport participation of students from the Hispanic, low-income, and male group had more suspension incidents.

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