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ERIC Number: EJ1066309
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
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ISSN: ISSN-0973-8827
Social Influences on Children's Engagement in School
Herald-Brown, Sarah L.; Kochel, Karen P.; Ladd, Gary W.
Journal on Educational Psychology, v1 n3 p8-13 Nov 2007-Jan 2008
Children's social relationships have been linked with various indicators of their school engagement. This overview of the current literature examines evidence concerning the processes through which children's relationships with teachers, parents, and peers positively or negatively contribute to children's engagement in school. In this paper, we advance the argument that peers have a more direct and substantial influence on children's school engagement than either teachers or parents. Moreover, we contend that the influence of parents and, to a lesser extent, teachers on children's school engagement is more often circuitous than direct. Specifically, we argue that parents and teachers impact children's peer relations, which, in turn, bear on children's school engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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