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Does school ethos explain the relationship between value-added education and teenage substance use?: a cohort study.

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Previous studies found lower substance use in schools achieving better examination and truancy results than expected, given their pupil populations (high value-added schools). This study examines whether these findings are replicated in West Scotland and whether school ethos indicators focussing on pupils' perceptions of schooling (environment, involvement, engagement and teacher-pupil relations) mediate the associations. Teenagers from forty-one schools (S2, aged 13, n = 2268; S4, aged 15, n...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.socscimed.2012.02.045

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982) Journal website
Volume:
75
Issue:
1
Pages:
69-76
Publication date:
2012-07-01
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
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351508

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