School Effects on Deviance: An International Perspective

  • Jannick DemanetEmail author
  • Mieke Van Houtte
Part of the International Study of City Youth Education book series (SCYE, volume 2)


This introductory chapter roots the overarching model of the volume in the scientific literature and sketches the overall framework in which the volume is set. First, we provide background on the scientific research line of school effectiveness research (SER). We provide a brief history, discuss its main shortcomings and pitfalls, and start from this tradition to build an overarching conceptual model to study school effects on misbehavior. We use the CIPO model founded in organizational theory to hypothesize structural system- and school-level effects (the input side) on misconduct (the output side) that may be mediated by school culture and individual-level attitudes and relationships (the intervening process side). In the following section, we discuss previous studies on school-deviant behavior, especially focusing on efforts directed at finding school effects. In the third section of this introductory chapter, we introduce the system level into the CIPO model and discuss the potential innovative insights of cross-national comparative research into school effects on behavioral disengagement.


CIPO model Review School effects research School misconduct 


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  1. 1.Research Group CuDOS, Department of SociologyGhent UniversityGhentBelgium

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