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ERIC Number: EJ877119
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0829-5735
Do School Bullying and Student-Teacher Relationships Matter for Academic Achievement? A Multilevel Analysis
Konishi, Chiaki; Hymel, Shelley; Zumbo, Bruno D.; Li, Zhen
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v25 n1 p19-39 2010
In extending our understanding of how the social climate of schools can affect academic outcomes, this study examined the relationship between school bullying, student-teacher (S-T) connectedness, and academic performance. Using data collected in Canada as part of a larger international study conducted by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, participants included 27,217 students aged 15 years and 1,087 school principals. Results of multilevel analyses revealed that math achievement was negatively related to school bullying and positively related to S-T connectedness. For boys, there was a significant interaction between bullying and S-T connectedness, suggesting a buffering effect of S-T connectedness on the relationship between school bullying and math achievement. Similar results were evident for reading achievement. (Contains 5 tables, 4 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada
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