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Jain, Sonia; Cohen, Alison K.; Huang, Kevin; Hanson, Thomas L.; Austin, Gregory – Journal of Educational Administration, 2015
Purpose: School climate, or the physical and social conditions of the learning environment, has implications for academic achievement. The paper aims to discuss this issue. Design/Methodology/Approach: The authors examine how school climate varies by school-level characteristics in California using administrative data and the California School…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Environment, School Culture, Elementary Secondary Education
Buckley, Katie; Subedi, Sushmita; Paek, Ji Won; Krachman, Sara; Gehlbach, Hunter – Transforming Education, 2019
In this study, we examine which student and school characteristics predict students' perceptions of the school climate. Our data come from a survey administered to nearly 3,000 students in grades 4-12 in 18 charter schools throughout the country. The survey asks students about their perceptions of seven distinct aspects of the school's culture and…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes, Educational Environment
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Ning, Bo – Asia Pacific Education Review, 2019
In the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment, students from Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taipei, where the classroom disciplinary climate of schools was relatively strict, were top performers in mathematics. In this study, two-level linear analyses showed that the classroom disciplinary climate of schools significantly affected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Achievement Tests, Secondary School Students, International Assessment
Camilleri, Vanessa A. – ProQuest LLC, 2019
School climate is a malleable construct that schools or districts can utilize to target the individualized needs of specific groups of students. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between perceptions of different school climate dimensions and reading and mathematics achievement scores for elementary school students of…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Reading Achievement, Mathematics Achievement, Elementary School Students
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Sampermans, Dorien; Isac, Maria Magdalena; Claes, Ellen – Journal of Social Science Education, 2018
Purpose: This article assesses how different aspects of the school climate relate to students' intended future electoral engagement. Until now, political socialization researchers found evidence for a relation between formal citizenship education in school and students' participation levels. There is less consensus, however, in how multiple…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Environment, Citizen Participation, Elections
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Hultin, H.; Eichas, K.; Ferrer-Wreder, L.; Dimitrova, R.; Karlberg, M.; Galanti, M.R. – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2019
Previous studies indicate that school climate is important for student health and academic achievement. This study concerns the validity and reliability of the student edition a Swedish instrument for measuring pedagogical and social school climate (PESOC). Data were collected from 5,745 students at 97 Swedish secondary schools. Multilevel…
Descriptors: Social Environment, Educational Environment, Academic Achievement, Test Validity
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Piccolo, Luciane R.; Merz, Emily C.; Noble, Kimberly G. – Developmental Science, 2019
A positive school climate has been found to support mental and physical health, academic achievement and social adjustment among youth. However, links between school climate and brain structure have not been investigated to date. In this study, we investigated whether school climate was associated with executive function (EF) and brain structure…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Correlation, Brain, Executive Function
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Waasdorp, Tracy Evian; Lindstrom Johnson, Sarah; Shukla, Kathan D.; Bradshaw, Catherine P. – Children & Schools, 2020
Positive school climate has been consistently associated with many desirable student outcomes in both middle and high schools. However, there has been little work comparing the perceptions across these two school settings. The U.S. Department of Education conceptualized a three-factor model for school climate consisting of safety, engagement, and…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Middle School Students, High School Students, Measures (Individuals)
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Kutsyuruba, Benjamin; Klinger, Don A.; Hussain, Alicia – Review of Education, 2015
School climate, safety and well-being of students are important antecedents of academic achievement. However, school members do not necessarily experience school climate in the same way; rather, their subjective perceptions of the environment and personal characteristics influence individual outcomes and behaviours. Therefore, a closer look at the…
Descriptors: Correlation, Educational Environment, School Safety, Well Being
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Knight, David S.; Duncheon, Julia C. – Policy Futures in Education, 2020
As workforce participation increasingly requires a college degree, ensuring that more students from traditionally underrepresented populations have the opportunity to enter and complete college is an equity imperative. To that end, high school reforms have promoted "college-going cultures" in low-performing high schools through…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Educational Environment, School Culture, Academic Persistence
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Jia, Yuane; Konold, Timothy R.; Cornell, Dewey – School Psychology Quarterly, 2016
This study tested the association between school-wide measures of an authoritative school climate and high school dropout rates in a statewide sample of 315 high schools. Regression models at the school level of analysis used teacher and student measures of disciplinary structure, student support, and academic expectations to predict overall high…
Descriptors: High School Students, Dropout Rate, Educational Environment, Regression (Statistics)
Nader, Kathleen – National School Climate Center, 2012
Research has demonstrated that a positive school climate is an essential part of violence prevention. Many factors influence the association between school climate and behavioral outcomes. Positive school climate alone cannot prevent all variables that may contribute to the expression of aggression. Nevertheless, positive school climates influence…
Descriptors: Violence, Prevention, School Culture, Educational Environment
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Chirkina, T. A.; Khavenson, T. E. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
School climate is one of the significant factors determining educational achievement. However, the lack of instruments to measure it has complicated the study of this concept in Russia. We review the history of the study of the concept of "school climate," and we discuss approaches to how it can be defined. We describe the most widely…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Definitions, Measurement, Questionnaires
Durham, Rachel E.; Bettencourt, Amie; Connolly, Faith – Baltimore Education Research Consortium, 2014
Despite--or perhaps due to--the lack of consensus on its definition, there is abundant interest in and research on school climate. Researchers have determined that improving school climate is one way to increase academic achievement, school safety, school completion, teacher retention, healthy social interactions, and student well-being (Cohen,…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Urban Schools, Educational Indicators, School Effectiveness
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Karakus, Memet – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study aims to investigate students' perceptions about democratic school climate and sense of community in school. In line with this purpose, it aims to find answers to the following questions: How democratic do students find the school climate? What is students' sense of belonging level at school? What is the academic success level of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Educational Environment, Sense of Community, Foreign Countries
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