School discipline, school uniforms and academic performance

School discipline, school uniforms and academic performance PurposeThe purpose of this study was to examine the role of school discipline in achieving academic performance. The study aims to clarify the role of permissive vis-à-vis authoritative teaching styles with an overarching hypothesis that better discipline leads to better academic performance. We also probe whether uniformed students have better discipline. Design/methodology/approachWe analyse OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data on school discipline dimensions: students listening well, noise levels, teacher waiting time, students working well, class start time. ANOVA with post hoc analysis on five geographic groups established by Baumann & Winzar (2014) was applied to test for geographic differences (Europe, Americas, Far East Asia, Rest of Asia, Anglo-Saxon cluster) in school discipline. ANOVA was further used to test for school discipline and academic performance. Thirdly, t-tests on five discipline dimensions were run to test for differences between students who wear uniforms and those who do not.FindingsThe results demonstrate differences in school discipline across five geographic clusters, with East Asia leading the way. We demonstrate significant differences in discipline for low, medium, and high performing students. Peak-performing students have the highest level of discipline. Students wearing a uniform listen better with lower teacher waiting times.Originality/valueStudents peak perform when teachers create a disciplined atmosphere where students listen to teachers, where noise levels in the classroom are low and they do not have to wait to start class and teach. Good discipline allows students to work well and this ultimately leads to better academic performance. Uniforms contribute to better discipline in every day school operations. Our findings support that in general, implementing school uniforms at schools might enhance discipline and allow for better learning. We recommend keeping uniforms where they are already used and to consider introducing uniforms where they are not yet common. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Educational Management Emerald Publishing

School discipline, school uniforms and academic performance

Loading next page...
 
/lp/emerald-publishing/school-discipline-school-uniforms-and-academic-performance-XUYc8YWD70
Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0951-354X
D.O.I.
10.1108/IJEM-09-2015-0118
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this study was to examine the role of school discipline in achieving academic performance. The study aims to clarify the role of permissive vis-à-vis authoritative teaching styles with an overarching hypothesis that better discipline leads to better academic performance. We also probe whether uniformed students have better discipline. Design/methodology/approachWe analyse OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) data on school discipline dimensions: students listening well, noise levels, teacher waiting time, students working well, class start time. ANOVA with post hoc analysis on five geographic groups established by Baumann & Winzar (2014) was applied to test for geographic differences (Europe, Americas, Far East Asia, Rest of Asia, Anglo-Saxon cluster) in school discipline. ANOVA was further used to test for school discipline and academic performance. Thirdly, t-tests on five discipline dimensions were run to test for differences between students who wear uniforms and those who do not.FindingsThe results demonstrate differences in school discipline across five geographic clusters, with East Asia leading the way. We demonstrate significant differences in discipline for low, medium, and high performing students. Peak-performing students have the highest level of discipline. Students wearing a uniform listen better with lower teacher waiting times.Originality/valueStudents peak perform when teachers create a disciplined atmosphere where students listen to teachers, where noise levels in the classroom are low and they do not have to wait to start class and teach. Good discipline allows students to work well and this ultimately leads to better academic performance. Uniforms contribute to better discipline in every day school operations. Our findings support that in general, implementing school uniforms at schools might enhance discipline and allow for better learning. We recommend keeping uniforms where they are already used and to consider introducing uniforms where they are not yet common.

Journal

International Journal of Educational ManagementEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 8, 2016

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.


DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

DeepDyve

Freelancer

DeepDyve

Pro

Price

FREE

$49/month
$360/year

Save searches from
Google Scholar,
PubMed

Create folders to
organize your research

Export folders, citations

Read DeepDyve articles

Abstract access only

Unlimited access to over
18 million full-text articles

Print

20 pages / month

PDF Discount

20% off