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Graham, Anne; Powell, Mary Ann; Truscott, Julia – Educational Research, 2016
Background: Alongside academic and vocational goals, schools are increasingly being called upon to address student well-being. Existing evidence suggests that strong relationships and a sense of connectedness in school communities are important for fostering subjective well-being. However, identifying the specific nature of such relational…
Descriptors: Well Being, Student School Relationship, Educational Experience, Mixed Methods Research
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Simmons, Catharine; Graham, Anne; Thomas, Nigel – Journal of Educational Change, 2015
This article explores the significance of actively engaging with students in school about matters that concern them. The discussion draws upon data from a large-scale mixed methods study in Australia that investigated how "wellbeing" in schools is understood and facilitated. The qualitative phase of the research included semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Well Being, Student Participation, Educational Environment