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The Relationship Among Student Demographic Variables and Reported Discipline Referral Categories

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Date Issued:
2012
Abstract/Description:
This study was conducted to investigate the disproportional distribution of subjective and objective discipline referrals to the different student groups' gender, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity for the 6th through 12th grade students in a central Florida public school district for the school year 2009-2010. The relationship of the disproportional distribution of subjective and objective discipline referrals between gender and socioeconomic status was analyzed. In addition, the relationship of the disproportional distribution of subjective and objective discipline referrals between ethnicity and socioeconomic status was analyzed.Analysis of the discipline referral data from the central Florida public school district for the school year 2009-2010 led to the following findings: (a) males, blacks, and students with low socioeconomic status, were over represented with student discipline referrals of all types; (b) males, blacks, and students with low socioeconomic status, were over represented with subjective discipline referrals; (c) low socioeconomic status males were the major contributors to disproportional distribution for males within the gender group variable, and low socioeconomic blacks were the major contributors to disproportional distribution within the black ethnicity group variable.
Title: The Relationship Among Student Demographic Variables and Reported Discipline Referral Categories.
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Name(s): Bair, Timothy, Author
Murray, Kenneth, Committee Chair
Murray, Barbara, Committee Member
Taylor, Rosemarye, Committee Member
Doherty, Walter, Committee Member
Sivo, Stephen, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study was conducted to investigate the disproportional distribution of subjective and objective discipline referrals to the different student groups' gender, socioeconomic status, and ethnicity for the 6th through 12th grade students in a central Florida public school district for the school year 2009-2010. The relationship of the disproportional distribution of subjective and objective discipline referrals between gender and socioeconomic status was analyzed. In addition, the relationship of the disproportional distribution of subjective and objective discipline referrals between ethnicity and socioeconomic status was analyzed.Analysis of the discipline referral data from the central Florida public school district for the school year 2009-2010 led to the following findings: (a) males, blacks, and students with low socioeconomic status, were over represented with student discipline referrals of all types; (b) males, blacks, and students with low socioeconomic status, were over represented with subjective discipline referrals; (c) low socioeconomic status males were the major contributors to disproportional distribution for males within the gender group variable, and low socioeconomic blacks were the major contributors to disproportional distribution within the black ethnicity group variable.
Identifier: CFE0004353 (IID), ucf:49450 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-08-01
Ed.D.
Education, Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Doctoral
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Subject(s): School Discipline -- Disproportionl School Discipline -- Subjective Discipline Referrals -- Gender -- Ethnicity -- Socioeconomic Status
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004353
Restrictions on Access: public 2012-08-15
Host Institution: UCF

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