Predictors of Dutch and Finnish Children’s Satisfaction with Schooling
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- Randolph, J.J., Kangas, M. & Ruokamo, H. J Happiness Stud (2010) 11: 193. doi:10.1007/s10902-008-9131-4
Considerable research has shown that there are clear links among satisfaction with schooling, overall life satisfaction, and physical and psychological well-being. In this investigation, we expand on that line of research by identifying the predictors of overall satisfaction with schooling of 331 Dutch and Finnish pupils aged 6–13. Similar to previous research, student age, student gender, and teacher likeability were strong predictors of students’ overall satisfaction with schooling. New findings from this investigation were that teacher gender and class size were significant predictors of overall satisfaction with schooling.