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ERIC Number: ED476417
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 15
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A Mediation Model Relating Teacher Ratings of Student Achievement to Student Connectedness at School.
Thorpe, Pamela K.
This study examined the relationship between school connectedness and academic achievement using structural equation modeling. Results for 1,758 seventh graders from a midwestern urban school system indicate that school-initiated connectedness has an indirect effect on student achievement through student peers desire to be connected to each other and through the individuals choice of being connected to his or her schooling experiences. It is asserted that the continuing efforts of administrators, teachers, and staff toward reducing student alienation from school can be successful by increasing students: (1) integration with the school context; (2) full engagement in the learning process; and (3) sense of connectedness to one another, school staff, and school activities. (Contains 4 figures and 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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