ERIC Number: EJ1084773
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Teacher Support and Life Satisfaction: An Investigation with Urban, Middle School Students
Guess, Pamela E.; McCane-Bowling, Sara J.
Education and Urban Society, v48 n1 p30-47 Jan 2016
This study examined the relationship between perceived teacher support and overall life satisfaction (LS) in a sample of urban middle school students. Based on correlations between measures of student perceptions related to these constructs, results indicated that student perceptions of teacher support correlated significantly with LS, with the highest correlation demonstrated between Informational Support and LS (r = 0.33). Linear regression analyses also indicated that teacher Informational Support contributed most significantly to LS variance. Student grade was identified as a moderating variable. Implications of these findings for teachers and other school staff are discussed within the context of including school climate factors in comprehensive school review plans for maximizing student functioning.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Life Satisfaction, Urban Schools, Correlation, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Regression (Statistics), Age Differences, Predictor Variables, Educational Environment, Outcomes of Education, Teacher Student Relationship, Well Being, Educational Indicators, Federal Programs, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Measures (Individuals), Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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