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ERIC Number: EJ1136995
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Social Support, Academic Adversity and Academic Buoyancy: A Person-Centred Analysis and Implications for Academic Outcomes
Collie, Rebecca J.; Martin, Andrew J.; Bottrell, Dorothy; Armstrong, Derrick; Ungar, Michael; Liebenberg, Linda
Educational Psychology, v37 n5 p550-564 2017
The present study employed person-centred analyses that enabled identification of groups of students separated on the basis of their perceptions of social support (home and community), academic support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy. Among a sample of 249 young people, including many from high-needs communities, cluster analysis revealed three distinct groups of students: the thriver, supported struggler and at-risk struggler. We compared the three groups on their academic motivation. Analyses revealed significant differences between groups in adaptive motivation outcomes, but no differences in impeding or maladaptive motivation outcomes. Combined, the results speak to the importance of support and academic buoyancy for positive student outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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