A1 Journal article (refereed)
Associations between Students' Perceptions of the Psychosocial School Environment and Indicators of Subjective Health in Finnish Comprehensive Schools (2019)


Markkanen, I., Välimaa, R., & Kannas, L. (2019). Associations between Students' Perceptions of the Psychosocial School Environment and Indicators of Subjective Health in Finnish Comprehensive Schools. Children and Society, 33 (5), 488-502. doi:10.1111/chso.12334


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Markkanen, Ilona; Välimaa, Raili; Kannas, Lasse

Journal or series: Children and Society

ISSN: 0951-0605

eISSN: 1099-0860

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 33

Issue number: 5

Pages range: 488-502

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/chso.12334

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/66487


Abstract

The study examined how far students’ perceptions of the psychosocial school environment are associated with self‐rated health, life satisfaction and subjective health complaints. Students’ perceptions were associated with one or more indicators of subjective health. Perceived health was better in direct proportion to positive perceptions. Student relations and school strain were the factors that stood out in both genders, with regard to all the health indicators. School engagement, parental support and educational aspiration were found to be important for overall perceived health of the students. This study indicates the importance of the psychosocial school environment for students’ health.


Keywords: experienced well-being; school environment; psychosocial factors; self-rated health

Free keywords: psychosocial school environment; school perceptions; subjective health; life satisfaction; subjective health complaints


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Ministry reporting: Yes

Reporting Year: 2019

JUFO rating: 1


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