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ERIC Number: EJ1266964
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Supporting and Thwarting Interpersonal Dynamics and Student Achievement: A Multi-Level Examination of PISA 2015
Burns, Emma C.; Martin, Andrew J.; Collie, Rebecca J.
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v43 n4 p364-378 2020
Stage-environment fit theory posits that the interpersonal dynamics and structural (i.e. school-level) resources afforded by a student's academic environment can either support or thwart student thriving (e.g. achievement). Thus, it is important to examine how these factors impact student achievement at the student- and school-level. This investigation utilized the 2015 PISA data set (N = 210,381 students in 7964 schools from 32 OECD countries) to examine the extent to which school belonging (supporting) and teacher unfairness (thwarting) predict students' achievement (in reading, mathematics, and science) at both the student- and school-level. Findings indicate that at the student-level (but not school-level), teacher unfairness significantly thwarts achievement; in contrast, at the school-level (but not the student-level), school-belonging significantly supports achievement. These findings suggest that distinct interpersonal dynamics differentially impact achievement more saliently either at the student- or school-level -- underscoring the importance of conducting multilevel modelling when investigating these social phenomena.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment