Bookcover of Students at Risk: A Bioecological Investigation
Booktitle:

Students at Risk: A Bioecological Investigation

VDM Verlag Dr. Müller (2008-04-02 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8364-8645-3

ISBN-10:
3836486458
EAN:
9783836486453
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Using Bronfenbrenner's theory of development, the study explores how SES variables, parenting and school perceptions relate to motivation, coping, optimism and academic achievement for students at-risk of dropping out of school. Typical, resilient and students at risk were compared (n=1127) using qualitative and quantitative methods. Findings show students at-risk experience significantly higher levels of neglectful parenting, lower school perceptions (teacher relationships, curriculum satisfaction and positive school affect) higher suspension levels, and blended or single-parent families where parental education is limited to high school and at least one parent is unemployed. By contrast, resilient students, whose socio-demographic characteristics places them at-risk of dropping out, report parenting characterised by high levels of supervision. Like typical students they have high self-efficacy, mastery and positive coping and low self-handicapping and projective coping. Bronfenbrenner's theory was validated as school views were positively correlated to parenting in typical students, but not in resilient or students at-risk. Findings of the study will be of interest to educators, guidance officers, parents and academics.
Publishing house:
VDM Verlag Dr. Müller
Website:
http://www.vdm-verlag.de
By (author) :
Helen Boon
Number of pages:
328
Published on:
2008-04-02
Stock:
Available
Category:
Psychology
Price:
79.00 €
Keywords:
resilience, low academic achievement, Parenting, Motivation, school perceptions, Bronfenbrenner's bioecological theory, structural equation modelling, Australian Indigenous students

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