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ERIC Number: EJ860541
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
The Role of Individual and Social Factors in Classroom Loneliness
Stoeckli, Georg
Journal of Educational Research, v103 n1 p28-39 2009
The author investigated the role of individual characteristics (self-esteem, social anxiety, and self-reported classroom participation) and peer reactions (peer-perceived shyness, peer nominations) in classroom loneliness in a sample of 704 preadolescent boys (360) and girls (344). It was hypothesized that classroom participation functions as a mediator between self-esteem and peer responses. Using structural equation modeling, a measurement model and path models with and without self-esteem were generated. Model 1 confirmed the central role of self-esteem and the mediating function of classroom participation. Model 2 (without self-esteem) showed similar effects for social anxiety. The author proposes possible interventions that address classroom participation rather than loneliness or self-esteem per se. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Switzerland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale