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ERIC Number: EJ882781
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0305-5698
Place Evaluation and Self-Esteem at School: The Mediated Effect of Place Identification
Fleury-Bahi, Ghozlane; Marcouyeux, Aurore
Educational Studies, v36 n1 p85-93 Feb 2010
Like neighbourhoods, companies or housing, schools are considered a location for which the student must develop feelings of attachment and identification. The purpose of this research is to test a path model in which the evaluation of the image of the scholastic institution plays a role in the process of sociospatial identification in the school place; this identification is itself involved in the development and maintenance of positive academic self-esteem. Two hundred and seventy-eight students registered at secondary schools participated in the research by responding to a questionnaire composed of a series of scales. The results show a good fit between the model and the data, since the students' self-esteem proved to be partially explained by the quality of their identification with their institution. The status of the level of sociospatial identification as a mediator variable was also confirmed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France