ERIC Number: ED448902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
School Happiness and School Success: An Investigation across Multiple Grade Levels.
Parish, Joycelyn Gay; Parish, Thomas S.; Batt, Steve
A total of 572 randomly selected sixth-grade students and 908 randomly selected ninth-grade students from a large metropolitan school district in the Midwest were asked to complete a series of survey questions designed to measure the extent to which they were happy while at school, as well as questions concerning the extent to which they treated their teachers with respect, the extent to which they did their best to learn, the extent to which they treated their classmates with respect, and the extent to which they worked cooperatively with other students. In addition, teachers of 1,912 randomly selected first-, second-, and third-grade students were asked similar questions as they related to each of their students. It was found that, across grade levels, students who perceived themselves to be happy while at school or who were perceived by their teachers to be happy at school were more likely to be described as students who treated their teachers and classmates with respect, who did their best, and who worked cooperatively with other students. (Author/HTH)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cooperation, Early Adolescents, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 6, Grade 9, Happiness, High School Students, Peer Relationship, School Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 25-28, 2000). (October 2000).