ERIC Number: EJ720525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 18
Comparing Shanghai and Hong Kong Students' Psychological Sense of School Membership
Yan Cheung, Hoi
Asia Pacific Education Review, v5 n1 p34-38 2004
The previous study demonstrated that the Chinese version of the PSSM scale was applicable for use by Hong Kong students, and in this study, the scale was also found to be workable for the measurement of Shanghai students' psychological sense of school membership. The only difference found in the 18-item PSSM scale distributed to Shanghai and Hong Kong students was that in Shanghai, simplified Chinese characters were used. Four schools from Shanghai and Hong Kong were chosen to participate in this study. By comparing two hundred and twenty 6th grade students of Shanghai and Hong Kong, it was found that Shanghai students had a significantly higher sense of school belonging and lower feelings of rejection.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Psychology, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, Rejection (Psychology), Grade 6, Student Adjustment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China (Shanghai); Hong Kong