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The development of school well-being in secondary school : high academic buoyancy and supportive class- and school climate as buffers (2021)


Hoferichter, Frances; Hirvonen, Riikka; Kiuru, Noona (2021). The development of school well-being in secondary school : high academic buoyancy and supportive class- and school climate as buffers. Learning and Instruction, 71, 101377. DOI: 10.1016/j.learninstruc.2020.101377


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All authors or editors: Hoferichter, Frances; Hirvonen, Riikka; Kiuru, Noona

Journal or series: Learning and Instruction

ISSN: 0959-4752

eISSN: 1873-3263

Publication year: 2021

Volume: 71

Article number: 101377

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: http://doi.org/10.1016/j.learninstruc.2020.101377

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Abstract

Students experience increasing pressure to perform well and worry about their academic performance before critical school transitions. These challenges may compromise students' school well-being. Drawing on the Model of Personality and Affect for Education (Matthews et al., 2005) as well as on the Conservation of Resources Theory (Hobfoll, 1989), we investigated the buffering role of high academic buoyancy and supportive class- and school climate against decreases in school well-being (i.e., school-related stress, anti-school attitude, and satisfaction with school) among Finnish lower secondary school students (N = 1024) from grades seven to nine. Controlling for gender, fluid intelligence, and parental education, the results of latent structural equation models indicate that academic buoyancy contributed to school satisfaction, while class- and school climate buffered against the increase of anti-school attitude. The study underlines the importance of both personal and contextual factors, contributing differently to students’ school well-being.


Keywords: pupils; upper comprehensive school pupils; well-being; mental well-being; stress (biological phenomena); contentment; attitudes

Free keywords: school well-being; school-related stress; school satisfaction; anti-school attitude; academic buoyancy; class- and school climate; secondary school students


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