Direct comparisons between residential and community students on school performance measures in a public school setting

James Vincent, Jack J. Kramer, Mark Shriver, Rob Spies

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The purpose of the current study was to evaluate the school performance of residential youth who attended a public school setting. Direct comparisons were made between the residential youth and students in the community on a number of school measures. Results from a multivariate analysis of covariance indicated that the residential students had significantly lower grades, participated in significantly fewer extracurricular activities, and exhibited more problematic behaviors such as tardies and absences. These findings were consistent with previous research which found that many residential youth have a number of behavioral, social, and academic difficulties that interfere with school functioning. A number of recommendations were made regarding educational placement for residential youth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-77
Number of pages9
JournalBehavioral Interventions
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1995


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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