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Title: An investigation of the relationship between students’ perceptions of their physical school environment and their self-esteem, learning goals, academic achievement and behaviours in school
Author: McEwen, Sharon
Awarding Body: University of the West of Scotland
Current Institution: University of the West of Scotland
Date of Award: 2011
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Abstract:
Previous research investigating the relationship between the physical school environment and students' experiences of school have focused on sensory variables within the classroom (e. g. light, noise and temperature) or focused on particular areas of the school (e. g. classroom or playground). It is argued that this approach fails to capture the complexity of the physical school environment as it does not consider students' subjective perceptions of their physical school environment and does not capture the functionality of their space. This research investigates students' perceptions of their physical school environment and how this relates to their self-esteem, learning goals, academic achievement and behaviours in school. In the first stage of this research six focus groups were conducted with students between 11 and 17 year old from two secondary schools to gain an understanding of how the physical school environment hindered or facilitated their behaviours. In the second stage, 610 secondary school students (11-17 years old) from two schools (School A and School B) were surveyed across three phases. Cross-sectional and longitudinal data was collected.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.556072  DOI: Not available
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