Do Black students misbehave more? Investigating the differential involvement hypothesis and out-of-school suspensions

  title={Do Black students misbehave more? Investigating the differential involvement hypothesis and out-of-school suspensions},
  author={Francis L. Huang},
  journal={The Journal of Educational Research},
  pages={284 - 294}
  • Francis L. Huang
  • Published 4 May 2018
  • Psychology, Education
  • The Journal of Educational Research
ABSTRACT Black students are much more likely to be disciplined using out-of-school suspensions (OSS) compared with White students. One often-cited hypothesis, though relatively untested, is the role of misconduct and students attitudes that support deviant behavior. The differential involvement hypothesis suggests that disproportionate sanctioning may result if one group of students is engaged in greater levels of misbehavior compared with the other group. Using a national high school dataset… 
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