Coevolution of adolescent friendship networks and school outcomes, The
Adolescent underachievement and school disengagement are major problems with far-reaching consequences for both students and society. Approximately 25% of students in the U.S. do not graduate from high school (Education Week, 2013), and new and innovative interventions are of critical importance to raise the graduation rate to an acceptable level. The promotion of positive friendships may be one avenue for achieving this goal (Kindermann, 2007; Ryan, 2001). However, a better understanding of the relationship between friendships and school engagement is needed before we can determine if the ...
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