ERIC Number: EJ1139946
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
The Mediating Role of School Motivation in Linking Student Victimization and Academic Achievement
Fan, Weihua; Dempsey, Allison G.
Canadian Journal of School Psychology, v32 n2 p162-175 Jun 2017
This study examined the mediating role of student school motivation in linking student victimization experiences and academic achievement among a nationally representative sample of students in 10th grade. Structural equation modeling supported that there were significant associations between student victimization and academic achievement for high school students. Give these significant associations, identification of the cognitive mechanisms that underlie these relationships is critical to understanding the plight of repeated victims. Our results indicated that students who reported frequent peer victimization also reported reduced school motivation (self-efficacy and intrinsic motivation), resulting in lower achievement in both reading and math. These pathways existed after accounting for differences in achievement that may be due to socioeconomic status and gender.
Descriptors: Victims of Crime, Academic Achievement, Grade 10, Structural Equation Models, High School Students, Self Efficacy, School Surveys, Markov Processes, Monte Carlo Methods, Learning Strategies, Questionnaires, Student Motivation, Longitudinal Studies, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire