ERIC Number: EJ1163843
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining the Relationship between Self-Esteem, Mattering, School Connectedness, and Wellness among Middle School Students
Watson, Joshua C.
Professional School Counseling, v21 n1 p108-118 2017-2018
With data collected from 254 middle grade (5-8) students enrolled in a rural, southern school district, this study sought to determine the influence of self-esteem, mattering, and school connectedness on students' overall wellness. Using a two-step hierarchical multiple regression analysis, the author found that school connectedness significantly improved the amount of variance in student wellness accounted for by self-esteem and mattering alone. This article provides implications for future research and suggestions for school counseling practice in light of these results.
Descriptors: Correlation, Student School Relationship, Multiple Regression Analysis, Self Esteem, School Counseling, Wellness, Middle School Students, Rural Schools, School Districts, Prevention, Mental Health, At Risk Persons, Self Concept, Mental Disorders, Self Concept Measures, Likert Scales, Student Attitudes, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale
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