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School Belonging in Adolescents

Theory, Research and Practice

  • Kelly-Ann Allen
  • Margaret L. Kern

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in School Psychology book sub series (BRIEFSSCHOOL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Belonging: What and Why

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 3-4
    3. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 5-12
    4. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 13-21
  3. Influences on Belonging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 25-35
    3. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 37-51
    4. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 53-61
  4. Evidence Based Approaches for Cultivating and Supporting Belonging

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 65-74
    3. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 75-86
    4. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 87-92
    5. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 93-100
  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Kelly-Ann Allen, Margaret L. Kern
      Pages 103-106
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 107-137

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the concept of school belonging in adolescents from a socio-ecological perspective, acknowledging that young people are uniquely connected to a broad network of groups and systems within a school system. Using a socio-ecological framework, it positions belonging as an essential aspect of psychological functioning for which schools offer unique opportunities to improve. It also offers insights into the factors that influence school belonging at the student level during adolescence in educational settings.

Taking a socio-ecological perspective and drawing from innovative research methods, the book encourages researchers interested in school leadership to foster students’ sense of belonging by developing their qualities and by changing school systems and processes

Keywords

School belonging social connectedness school connectedness school bonding school attachment school community school affiliation educational and developmental psychology Meta-analysis school Vision and Mission Statements School Priorities academic achievement Socio-Ecological Framework Adolescence

Authors and affiliations

  • Kelly-Ann Allen
    • 1
  • Margaret L. Kern
    • 2
  1. 1.Toorak CollegeMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.The University of MelbourneMelbourne Graduate School of Education The University of MelbourneParkvilleAustralia

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