Book Chapter

Student and Staff Perspectives on School Connectedness

Annie Gowing, Alun C Jackson

Pathways to Belonging | Brill | Sense | Published : 2018

Abstract

School connectedness (SC) is one of a number of terms used to describe a student's relationship to school. SC is an ecological concept, consisting of affective, behavioural and cognitive dimensions, placing the individual in relationship with others. The transactional pathways of these relationships are multi-dimensional and shape and influence the individual's and others' experience of SC. With school being a compulsory feature of most young people's lives, the nature of their relationship with this institution can be highly influential in terms of the quality of their overall school experience. Young people with low connectedness to school are more likely to withdraw from school and experi..

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