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In Western Europe, Islam is largely perceived as a barrier to the integration of immigrant minorities into the mainstream and as a hindrance to educational success. However, little is known about the… (More)
This article investigates whether European identity is a feasible and functional alternative to national identity. We examine the extent, determinants and consequences of national and European… (More)
The major social science theories on adolescent risk-taking--strain, social control, and differential association theories--have received substantial empirical support. The relationships between… (More)
Background: In educational research on children’s academic performance, few topics have received more attention than the consequences of school segregation and the impact of self-fulfilling… (More)
Few studies with respect to grade retention and school-disruptive behavior have focused on adolescence. Moreover, previous retention research has ignored multilevel issues. This study aims to fill… (More)
Students in secondary education already have some expectations regarding their postsecondary life. Do they have the ambition to attend higher education, or are they expecting to enter the labor… (More)