I’ve previously posted about research on parental styles finding that  of ““authoritative, authoritarian, and permissive,” authoritative (“demanding and controlling, but they are also warm and receptive to their children’s needs”) tends to be much more effective (see Parental Style Study Makes Sense For Teachers, Too and Study: “Authoritative,” Not “Authoritarian,” Classroom Management Works Best For Boys).

Now, a study has applied that same framework to school climate, and has found that “that an authoritative school climate (ASC), characterized by strict but fair discipline and supportive teacher-student relationships, was associated with a lower likelihood of suspensions.”

The study is behind a paywall but, even if you’re not an institution that has a subscription, there are ways to still access it.