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ERIC Number: EJ1000615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0303-8300
Social Relations and School Life Satisfaction in South Korea
Kim, Doo Hwan; Kim, Ji Hye
Social Indicators Research, v112 n1 p105-127 May 2013
This study pays special attention to adolescents who are at the critical stage of social, cognitive and emotional development and their satisfaction with school life which is important for their educational experience and adult life. The purpose of this study is to examine how students' relationships with friends, teachers and parents are associated with their school life satisfaction. We conducted hierarchical linear modeling with nationally representative data on 3,790 high school seniors in the consideration of different school types (general and vocational high schools) reflecting the contextual characteristics of South Korean education system. Our findings show that all those relations are associated with school life satisfaction and that some distinctive dimensions of each relation matter for students' school life satisfaction. In particular, teacher-student relationship was found to shape students' satisfaction with school life both at individual and school level. In spite of several limitations, the broad investigation of students' social relations provided a policy implication for improving adolescents' satisfaction with their school lives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea