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ERIC Number: ED196613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Perceived Quality of Life and High School Achievement: The Unhappy Sophomore.
Burns, John L.; Callihan, Susan
As an extension of previous work on perceived quality of life, this study investigated some possible effects of high school grade level (10th and 12th) and sex on perceived quality of school life. In addition, effects and relationships of these variables on/to academic achievement were investigated. The total sample was 63 rural high school students, 31 in the 10th grade (12 males and 19 females) and 32 in the 12th grade (15 males and 17 females). The Child-Parent Relationship Scale (CPRS), the Quality of School Life Scale (QSL), and grade-point averages were used in bivariate correlational analyses of variables. Based on the correlational analyses, seniors and females were more positively oriented toward school and the positive orientation was significantly associated with higher grade-point averages. The quality of family life as inferred from the QFL scales seemed particularly associated with achievement, especially for females. The analyses of variance also depicted the relatively high achievement orientation of those who more positively perceived their homes and the school. The perceived quality of family life was low, especially for the 10th-grade females. The general attitude toward school differed between the 10th- and 12th-grade students, in favor of the latter. (AN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers: Child Parent Relationship Scale; Quality of School Life Scale