ERIC Number: ED208523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Quality of School Life.
Following several "quality of life" models and a model of schooling, researchers developed a "quality of school life" model with four dimensions, including general satisfaction, positive affect, negative affect, and domains specific to education. The domains relate to students' personal experiences regarding particular school functions and comprise status achievement (related to schools' supervision function), identity development (related to socialization), feelings of adventure in learning (related to instruction), and provision for future opportunities (related to certification). To test this model, the researchers twice surveyed approximately 1,000 15-year-old students in 250 public and private secondary schools in Australia. Statistical analysis using congeneric testing and factor analysis led to a refined model with improved statistical reliability and validity. The refined model of the quality of school life embraced six factors, including general well-being, negative affect, teacher effects, future opportunities, and status and identity feelings. (Author/RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia; Quality of School Life
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).