Hidden school dropout among immigrant students: a cross-sectional study

Makarova, Elena; Herzog, Walter (2013). Hidden school dropout among immigrant students: a cross-sectional study. Intercultural Education, 24(6), pp. 559-572. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/14675986.2013.867603

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Actual school dropout among immigrant youth has been addressed in a number of studies, but research on hidden school dropout among immigrant students is rare. Thus, the objective of this paper is to analyze hidden school dropout among primary school students with an immigrant background. The analyses were performed using survey data of 1186 immigrant students in Swiss primary schools. Our results show that immigrant students’ academic achievement, their attitudes towards school-related values, and the quality of their relationships with classmates and teachers were significant predictors of their disengagement during classes. Moreover, our findings strongly suggest that those predictors that are important for actual school dropout are crucial for hidden school dropout as well. We conclude that low-achieving immigrant youth who do not value school and who have poor relationships with teachers and peers are especially at risk of hidden and, eventually, of actual school dropout.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Makarova, Elena and Herzog, Walter

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

1467-5986

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Elena Makarova

Date Deposited:

06 Aug 2014 15:40

Last Modified:

06 Aug 2014 15:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/14675986.2013.867603

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/44691

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