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ERIC Number: EJ1097548
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
The Relationship between Middle Grade Student Belonging and Middle Grade Student Performance
Faust, Phyllis B.; Ennis, Leslie S.; Hodge, William M.
Alabama Journal of Educational Leadership, v1 p43-54 Sep 2014
This study examined the relationship between a middle school initiative to develop student voice, interpersonal relationships, and intrapersonal relationships and students' sense of belonging. The literature indicated a strong connection between students' sense of belonging in school and positive outcomes in and out of the classroom (Deci & Knowles, 2008). The design compared changes in students' perceptions across time. The subjects were 187 male and 156 female sixth-grade students in a suburban school system during the 2011-2012 academic school year. Results indicated a decline in students' perceptions related to teacher and peer support, overall satisfaction, and academic competence.
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Sense of Community, Group Membership, Interpersonal Relationship, Student Empowerment, Outcomes of Education, Grade 6, Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Attitude Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Social Support Groups, Satisfaction, Academic Achievement, Competence, Quasiexperimental Design, Factor Analysis, Likert Scales, Correlation, Hypothesis Testing
Alabama Association of Professors of Educational Administration. P.O. Box 8368, Dothan, AL 36304. Tel: 334-983-6556 ext. 1-350; Fax: 334-556-1053; Web site: https://sites.google.com/site/aapelorg/home
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education
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