Emer Smyth
Adjunct Professor, Sociology
Adjunct Professor, Sch Office Social Sciences & Philosophy

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Merike Darmody, Emer Smyth, Religion and primary school choice in Ireland: school institutional identities and student profile, Irish Educational Studies, 2018, p1--17 Journal Article, 2018

Seamus McGuinness, Adele Bergin, Elish Kelly, Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth, Dorothy Watson, Adele Whelan, Evaluation of PLC programme provision, 2018 Journal Article, 2018

Helen Russell, Emer Smyth, Selina McCoy, Raffaele Grotti, Dorothy Watson, A study of gender in senior civil service positions in Ireland, 2017 Journal Article, 2017

Darmody, M., Smyth, E., Primary school principals' job satisfaction and occupational stress, International Journal of Educational Management, 30, (1), 2016, p115-128 Journal Article, 2016

Emer Smyth, Paul Conway, Aisling Leavy, Merike Darmody, Joanne Banks, Dorothy Watson , Review of the Droichead Teacher Induction Pilot Programme, Dublin, ESRI and The Teaching Council, March, 2016, p1 - 214 Report, 2016 TARA - Full Text URL

Emer Smyth, Students' Experiences and Perspectives on Secondary Education: Institutions, Transitions and Policy, UK, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 1 - 238pp Book, 2016 DOI

Iannelli, C., Smyth, E., Klein, M., Curriculum differentiation and social inequality in higher education entry in Scotland and Ireland, British Educational Research Journal, 2015 Journal Article, 2015

Smyth, E., Steinmetz, S., Vocational training and gender segregation across Europe, Comparative Social Research, 31, 2015, p53-81 Journal Article, 2015

Banks, J., Smyth, E., `Your whole life depends on it": academic stress and high-stakes testing in Ireland, Journal of Youth Studies, 18, (5), 2015, p598-616 Journal Article, 2015

Quail, A., Smyth, E., Multigrade teaching and age composition of the class: The influence on academic and social outcomes among students, Teaching and Teacher Education, 43, 2014, p80-90 Journal Article, 2014

Seamus McGuinness, Adele Bergin, Elish Kelly, Selina McCoy, Emer Smyth, Adele Whelan, Joanne Banks, Further Education and Training in Ireland: Past, Present and Future, Dublin, ESRI, May, 2014 Report, 2014 TARA - Full Text URL

McCoy, S., Quail, A., Smyth, E., The effects of school social mix: unpacking the differences, Irish Educational Studies, 33, (3), 2014, p307-330 Journal Article, 2014

McCoy, Selina; Smyth, Emer; Watson, Dorothy; Darmody, Merike, Leaving School in Ireland: A Longitudinal Study of Post School Transitions, ESRI Research Series, 36, Dublin, ESRI, August, 2014 Report, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Banks, J., Byrne, D., McCoy, S., Smyth, E., Bottom of the class? The leaving certificate applied programme and track placement in the Republic of Ireland, Irish Educational Studies, 33, (4), 2014, p367-381 Journal Article, 2014

Darmody, Merike; Smyth, Emer, Governance and Funding of Voluntary Secondary Schools in Ireland, Dublin, ESRI, Dublin, 2013 Report, 2013 TARA - Full Text

Improving Second Level Education in, editor(s)O'Toole,Fintan , Why Education Matters: The Importance of Education to Ireland's Economy and Society, Dublin, ASTI, 2013, pp34 - 37, [McCoy,Selina; Smyth,Emer] Book Chapter, 2013 TARA - Full Text URL

Entry to Tertiary Education in, editor(s)Hattie, J.; Anderman, E.M. , International Guide to Student Achievement, New York, Routledge, 2013, pp31 - 32, [Smyth, Emer] Book Chapter, 2013

Smyth, Emer; Banks, Joanne, High Stakes Testing and Student Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in the Republic of Ireland, Educational Assessment, Evaluation and Accountability, 24, (4), 2012, p283 - 306 Journal Article, 2012 TARA - Full Text DOI

Darmody, Merike; Smyth, Emer, Exploring School and Classroom Environments in Irish Primary Schools, Children, Youth and Environments, 22, (1), 2012, p178 - 197 Journal Article, 2012

Creemers, Bert; Kyriakides, Leonidas; Panayiotou, Anastasia; Smyth,Emer; McMahon,Léan; McCoy,Selina , 'Establishing a Knowledge Base for Quality in Education: Testing a Dynamic Theory for Education', Handbook of the Research Project, European Science Foundation, 2012, - pp Book, 2012 URL

McCoy,Selina; Smyth,Emer; Banks,Joanne, The Primary Classroom: Insights from the 'Growing Up in Ireland' Study, Dublin, NCCA and ESRI, January, 2012 Report, 2012 TARA - Full Text

McGuinness, Seamus; Bergin, Adele; Kelly, Elish; McCoy, Selina; Smyth, Emer; Timoney, Kevin, A Study of Future Demand for Higher Education in Ireland, Dublin, ESRI, Dublin, 2012 Report, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Smyth, Emer; Banks, Joanne, 'There Was Never Really Any Question of Anything Else': Young People's Agency, Institutional Habitus and the Transition to Higher Education, British Journal of Sociology of Education, 33, (2), 2012, p263 - 281 Journal Article, 2012 DOI TARA - Full Text

Darmody,Merike; Smyth,Emer; McCoy,Selina , School Sector Variation among Primary Schools in Ireland, Dublin, ESRI / Educate Together, October, 2012 Report, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Smyth,Emer; Darmody,Merike; Riddell, Sheila; McCluskey, Gillean; Weedon, Elisabet; Kakos, Michalis; Ahlgren, Linda; Lynch, Kathleen; Lyons, Maureen; Dronkers, Jaap; Howlett, Etaoine; Avram, Silvia; Nicaise, Ides; Juchtmans, Goedroen; Roebben, Bert; Halsall, Anna; Dommel, Christa; Darmanin, Mary , Religious Education in a Multicultural Society: School and Home in Comparative Context, Dublin, ESRI, December, 2012 Report, 2012 TARA - Full Text

Smyth, Emer; Banks, Joanne; Calvert, Emma, From Leaving Certificate to Leaving School: A Longitudinal Study of Sixth Year Students , Dublin, The Liffey Press in association with ESRI, NCCA and Department of Education & Skills, September, 2011 Report, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Byrne,Delma; Smyth,Emer , Behind the Scenes? A Study of Parental Involvement in Post-Primary Education, Dublin, The Liffey Press in association with the ESRI, the NCCA and the Department of Education and Skills, 2011 Book, 2011 URL

New school, New System: The Experiences of Immigrant Students in Irish Schools in, editor(s)Bekerman, Z.; Geisen, T. , International Handbook of Migration, Minorities and Education - Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Processes of Learning, Springer, 2011, pp283 - 299, [Darmody, Merike; Smyth, Emer; Byrne, Delma; McGinnity, Frances] Book Chapter, 2011

McCoy,Selina; Smyth,Emer, Higher Education Expansion and Differentiation in the Republic of Ireland, Higher Education, 61, (3), 2011, p243 - 260 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Smyth, E., McCoy, S., The dynamics of credentialism: Ireland from bust to boom (and back again), Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, (1), 2011, p91-106 Journal Article, 2011

Alan Kramer, Editorial, Mittelweg 36. Zeitschrift des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung, 20, (4), 2011, p36 - 39 Journal Article, 2011

Smyth, Emer; McCoy, Selina, The Dynamics of Credentialism: Ireland from Bust to Boom (and Back Again), Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, 29, (1), 2011, p91 - 106 Journal Article, 2011 DOI

Irish Educational Studies, Special Issue: Transitions into and out of Higher Education, 30, 2 June, (2011), Van der Velden, Rolf; Smyth, Emer, [eds.] Journal, 2011 URL

Banks, Joanne; Smyth, Emer, Continuous Professional Development among Primary Teachers in Ireland, Maynooth, The Teaching Council and ESRI, June, 2011 Report, 2011

Kelly,Elish; O'Connell,Philip J.; Smyth,Emer, The Economic Returns to Field of Study and Competencies Among Higher Education Graduates in Ireland, Economics of Education Review, 29, (4), 2010, p650 - 657 Journal Article, 2010

Banks, Joanne; Byrne, Delma; McCoy, Selina; Smyth, Emer, Engaging Young People? Student Experiences of the Leaving Certificate Applied, Dublin, ESRI/NCCA, April, 2010 Report, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Byrne, Delma; Smyth, Emer, No Way Back? The Dynamics of Early School Leaving , Dublin, The Liffey Press in association with The ESRI, NCCA & Department of Education & Science, 2010 Book, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Smyth, Emer, Single-sex Education: What Does Research Tell Us?, Revue Française de Pédagogie, 171, (April/May/June), 2010, p47 - 55 Journal Article, 2010

Byrne, Delma, McGinnity, Frances, Smyth, Emer, Darmody, Merike, Immigration and school composition in Ireland, IRISH EDUCATIONAL STUDIES, 29, (3), 2010, p271 - 288 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Smyth,Emer; Whelan,Christopher T.; McCoy,Selina; Quail,Amanda; Doyle,Erika, Understanding Parental Influence on Educational Outcomes Among 9 year Olds in Ireland: The Mediating Role of Resources, Attitudes and Children's Own Resources, Child Indicators Research, 3, (1), 2010, p85 - 104 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Darmody,Merike; Smyth,Emer; Doherty,Cliona, Designing Primary Schools for the Future, Dublin, ESRI, October, 2010 Report, 2010 TARA - Full Text

Kelly, E., O'Connell, P.J., Smyth, E., The economic returns to field of study and competencies among higher education graduates in Ireland, Economics of Education Review, 29, (4), 2010, p650-657 Journal Article, 2010

Russell,Helen; Smyth,Emer; O'Connell,Philip J., Gender Differences in Pay Among Recent Graduates: Private Sector Employees in Ireland, Journal of Youth Studies, 13, (2), 2010, p213 - 233 Journal Article, 2010 DOI

Smyth, Emer, Buying Your Way into College? Private Tuition and the Transition to Higher Education in Ireland, Oxford Review of Education, 35, (1), 2009, p1 - 22 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Smyth,Emer; Darmody,Merike, 'Man Enough to do it?' Girls and Non-traditional Subjects in Lower Secondary Education, Gender and Education, 21, (3), 2009, p273 - 292 Journal Article, 2009 DOI

Williams, J., Greene, S., Doyle, E., Harris, E., Layte, R., McCoy, S., McCrory, C., Murray, A., Nixon, E., O'Dowd, T., O'Moore, M., Quail, A., Smyth, E., Swords, L., Thornton, M., Growing up in Ireland: The lives of 9 year olds, Dublin, The Stationery Office, 2009, 161 Report, 2009 URL TARA - Full Text

Iannelli, C., Smyth, E., Mapping gender and social background differences in education and youth transitions across Europe, Journal of Youth Studies, 11, (2), 2008, p213-232 Journal Article, 2008

Smyth, E., Just a phase? Youth unemployment in the Republic of Ireland, Journal of Youth Studies, 11, (3), 2008, p313-329 Journal Article, 2008

Smyth, E., Steinmetz, S., Field of study and gender segregation in European labour markets, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 49, (4-5), 2008, p257-281 Journal Article, 2008

Darmody, M., Smyth, E., Unger, M., Field of study and students' workload in higher education: Ireland and Austria in comparative perspective, International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 49, (4-5), 2008, p329-346 Journal Article, 2008

Smyth, E., The more, the better? Intensity of involvement in private tuition and examination performance, Educational Research and Evaluation, 14, (5), 2008, p465-476 Journal Article, 2008

Darmody, M., Smyth, E., McCoy, S., Acting up or opting out? Truancy in Irish secondary schools, Educational Review, 60, (4), 2008, p359-373 Journal Article, 2008

Darmody, M., Smyth, E., Full-time students? Term-time employment among higher education students in Ireland, Journal of Education and Work, 21, (4), 2008, p349-362 Journal Article, 2008

McCoy, S., Smyth, E., So much to do, so little time: Part-time employment among secondary students in Ireland, Work, Employment and Society, 21, (2), 2007, p227-246 Journal Article, 2007

Smyth, E., Hannan, C., School processes and the transition to higher education, Oxford Review of Education, 33, (2), 2007, p175-194 Journal Article, 2007

Smyth, E., Hannan, C., School effects and subject choice: The uptake of scientific subjects in Ireland, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 17, (3), 2006, p303-327 Journal Article, 2006

Smyth, E., Gender differentiation and early labour market integration across Europe, European Societies, 7, (3), 2005, p451-479 Journal Article, 2005

Smyth, E., Inter-agency stratgeies early in childhood education to counter social exclusion: Findings from six European countries, Education, Social Justice and Inter-Agency Working: Joined Up or Fractured Policy?, 2003, p201-214 Journal Article, 2003

Smyth, E., Pupil Performance, Absenteeism and School Drop-out: A Multi-dimensional Analysis, School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 10, (4), 1999, p480-502 Journal Article, 1999

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Smyth, Emer, Lower Secondary Education in Ireland: the Evidence for Reform, Europe, NESET (Network of Experts on Social Aspects of Education and Training), March, 2013 Report, 2013

McCoy, Selina; Quail, Amanda; Smyth, Emer, Influences on 9-year-olds' Learning: Home, School and Community, Dublin, Dublin, January, 2012 Report, 2012 URL

Darmody, Merike; Smyth, Emer, Job Satisfaction and Occupational Stress among Primary School Teachers and School Principals in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland., ESRI / The Teaching Council, June, 2011, 1-47 Report, 2011 TARA - Full Text URL

Smyth, Emer, In My Opinion: School Policy has as Much Impact on Pupils' Achievements as Curriculum, 2011, - Miscellaneous, 2011

McCoy, Selina; Smyth, Emer, Learning to Succeed, 2011, - Miscellaneous, 2011

Religious Diversity and Schooling in Ireland in, editor(s)Darmody,Merike; Tyrell,Naomi; Song,Steve , The Changing Faces of Ireland: Exploring the Lives of Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Children, Rotterdam, Sense Publishers, 2011, pp125 - 144, [Smyth,Emer; Darmody,Merike] Book Chapter, 2011

Smyth, Emer and Calvert, Emma, Choices and Challenges: Moving from Junior Cycle to Senior Cycle Education, Dublin, The Liffey Press in association with ESRI, NCCA and Department of Education & Skills, September, 2011 Report, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Darmody,Merike; McGinnity,Frances; Smyth,Emer, Managing Diversity in Irish Primary and Post-Primary Schools, Spectrum, Issue 17, (June), 2009, p2 - 4 Journal Article, 2009