Evaluating and Promoting Positive School Attitude in Adolescents [electronic resource] /by Mandy Stern.
Contributor(s): SpringerLink (Online service).Material type: BookSeries: SpringerBriefs in Psychology: Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 2012Description: X, 52 p. online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781461434276.Subject(s): Psychology | Educational psychology | Education -- Psychology | Social work | Families | Families -- Social aspects | Child psychology | School psychology | Psychology | Child and School Psychology | Educational Psychology | Social Work | FamilyDDC classification: 155.4 | 155.424 Online resources: Click Here-Springer eBooks (In-Campus Access) | Click Here-Springer eBooks (Off-Campus Access)
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Chapter One: Introduction: How Teens Feel About School and Why We Should Care -- Chapter Two: Review of Research Exploring School Attitude and Related Constructs -- Chapter Three: Methods -- Chapter Four: Results -- Chapter Five: Discussion -- References.
At a time when rates of depression and other mental health problems are increasing significantly among high school students, measures of school attitude and well-being are of central importance to school practitioners. Students with positive attitudes about school experience more beneficial outcomes and are also less likely to engage in maladaptive, risky behaviors. Therefore, monitoring how students feel about their experiences at school is important, and a novel, fresh approach to examining school attitude is sorely needed. Past studies of school attitude have generally focused on internal, psychological correlates of school attitude, such as individual and subjective reports of students' attitude toward school and their motivation levels. Evaluating and Promoting Positive School Attitude in Adolescents goes beyond these traditional measurements and explores less psychologically focused indicators, including ecological factors and observable behaviors. This study provides school psychologists with a new, comprehensive, and ecologically based approach with which to evaluate the school attitude of high school students.