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ERIC Number: EJ771867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 22
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-0031-3831
Coping Styles, Learning Environment and Emotional and Behavioural Problems
Thuen, Elin; Bru, Edvin; Ogden, Terje
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v51 n4 p347-368 Sep 2007
The main aim of this study was to explore associations between students' perceptions of learning environment factors and their reports of emotional and behavioural problems (EBP) and to what degree students' coping styles could influence this relation. The study was conducted as a survey among a representative sample of 2006 Norwegian ninth-graders. Results showed that students' coping styles accounted for some of the covariance between learning environment factors and EBP. This indicates that associations found between learning environment factors and EBP to some degree could be reflections of students' coping styles, in the sense that coping styles affect students' perceptions of the learning environment or the learning environment itself. However, two-thirds of the covariance between learning environment factors and EBP was not accounted for by individual students' coping styles. The unique effect of learning environment factors on variances in off-task orientation, externalising problems and emotional problems was 22%, 13% and 4%, respectively. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway