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    Contemporary challenges in school recruitment for criminological survey research: lessons from the international self-report delinquency study in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States

    van der Gaag, R.S. and Herlitz, Lauren and Hough, Mike (2019) Contemporary challenges in school recruitment for criminological survey research: lessons from the international self-report delinquency study in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States. Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice 35 (4), pp. 386-409. ISSN 1552-5406.

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    Abstract

    Several multiwave cross-national surveys have experienced drops in school participation for youth health and risk behavior (HRB) surveys in Western European countries. This article considers explanations for the challenge in recruiting schools for surveys in England, Germany, the Netherlands, and the United States and the most important lessons learned during school recruitment for the third wave of the International Self-Report Delinquency Study in these four countries. Comparing school response rates for international academic surveys with those focused on HRB, schools have been increasingly less likely to participate in HRB surveys over the past two decades. However, considerable variation within and across surveys and countries suggests there are numerous influences on school recruitment, and there may be facilitators on which researchers could capitalize. We conclude that when planning future school-based HRB surveys, researchers should consider multiple strategies to engage schools from the outset, tailored to regional and national settings.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Law
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    SWORD Depositor: Mr Joe Tenant
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2019 11:16
    Last Modified: 17 Nov 2019 04:19
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/29752

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