ERIC Number: EJ1095533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Validating Personal Well-Being Experiences at School: A Quantitative Examination of Secondary School Students
Phan, Huy P.; Ngu, Bing H.
Education, v136 n1 p34-52 Fall 2015
Progress in education has involved, to a large extent, a focus on individuals' well-being experiences at school (ACU and Erebus International, 2008; Fraillon, 2004). This line of inquiry has produced extensive findings, highlighting the diverse coverage and scope of this psychosocial theoretical orientation. We recently developed a theoretical framework (Phan, 2015-In press-c; Phan & Ngu, 2014) with its corresponding measure, titled the Academic Well-Being Experience Questionnaire, to assess and evaluate differing components of personal well-being at school, for example: appreciation and value, relating to others, academic striving, daily functioning, emotional well-being, and personal functioning. Our conceptualization, in contrast to existing conceptualized frameworks, is innovative as it emphasizes a number of personal and achievement-related attributes--for example: affective response, interpersonal skills, and academic outcomes. This study, correlational in design, situated six major components of personal well-being (e.g., academic striving) within the framework of social cognition (Bandura, 1986, 1997). We used causal modeling procedures to analyze the data (N = 230), testing a hypothesized "a priori" model that postulated the following: (i) enactive learning experience as an antecedent, (ii) academic self-efficacy and the six components of personal well-being as central mediators, and (iii) school experience as an adaptive outcome. Evidence obtained provided moderate support for our hypothesized model, which we discuss in detail.
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Well Being, Educational Experience, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires, Models, Social Cognition, Self Efficacy, Correlation, Learning Experience, Beliefs, Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Structural Equation Models
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire