A1 Journal article (refereed)
Students' academic and emotional adjustment during the transition from primary to secondary school : a cross-lagged study (2019)


Engels, M. C., Pakarinen, E., Lerkkanen, M.-K., & Verschueren, K. (2019). Students' academic and emotional adjustment during the transition from primary to secondary school : a cross-lagged study. Journal of School Psychology, 76, 140-158. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2019.07.012


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All authors or editors: Engels, Maaike C.; Pakarinen, Eija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina; Verschueren, Karine

Journal or series: Journal of School Psychology

ISSN: 0022-4405

eISSN: 1873-3506

Publication year: 2019

Volume: 76

Pages range: 140-158

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2019.07.012

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/67280


Abstract

The current study examined several indicators of students' academic and emotional adjustment during the transition from primary (i.e., grade 6) to secondary school (i.e., grades 7 and 9). Specifically, the study investigated how students' engagement, achievement, and burnout, as well as student-teacher conflict, evolve together over time. A total of 356 adolescents (57.3% boys) filled out questionnaires about their burnout and their behavioral and cognitive engagement. Students' achievement was measured using standardized test scores. Conflict in the teacher-student relationship was assessed using teacher ratings. Cross-lagged models revealed bi-directional associations between behavioral and cognitive engagement. More teacher conflict related to less behavioral engagement, whereas higher achievement predicted more cognitive engagement one and two school years later. The results underscore that, despite the interrelatedness of behavioral and cognitive engagement during the transition from primary to secondary school, both show unique contextual and personal correlates.


Keywords: pupils; committing oneself; exhaustion; school achievements; teacher-pupil relationship

Free keywords: achievement; behavioral engagement; cognitive engagement; school transition; student burnout; teacher-student conflict


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Reporting Year: 2019

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