School Misconduct in a Unified System: Norwegian 10th Graders in Bergen

  • Thea Bertnes StrømmeEmail author
Part of the International Study of City Youth Education book series (SCYE, volume 2)


In this chapter the focus is on school misconduct in Bergen, Norway, a country with a comprehensive school system, especially on the level studied here. Late tracking and a unified system combined with the relatively egalitarian structure of the society overall are seen as explanations for that the proportion of variance in measured school misconduct explained at the school level is close to zero. The coefficient for SES as measured on the ISEI scale is relatively low, while the more subjective variable measuring if students think their family struggle economically is more important. As expected, a positive relationship to teachers as well as a sense of belonging is related to less school misconduct.


Subjective economic deprivation Sense of belonging Teacher-student relationships Comprehensive system School misconduct 



The research reported in this chapter was funded by the Research Council of Norway (Grant number: 212352/H20).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for the Study of ProfessionsOslo Metropolitan UniversityOsloNorway

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