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dc.contributor.authorO'Shea, Karenen
dc.date2012-04-24 11:48:13.315
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-24T20:37:36Z
dc.date.available2012-04-24T20:37:36Z
dc.date.issued2012-04-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1974/7109
dc.descriptionThesis (Master, Education) -- Queen's University, 2012-04-24 11:48:13.315en
dc.description.abstractBelonging is a fundamental human need and this need is universal (Baumeister & Leary, 1995). How a student perceives their own belonging within a school and classroom can be predictive of their future engagement, motivation, achievement, and success of their interpersonal relationships. Students who feel connected are found to be less likely to engage in risky behaviours, be absent from school, or drop out of school entirely (Nichols, 2006; Anderman, 2003). Recent research on belonging has sought to examine the relationship between belonging and its outcomes on student behaviour (Anderman, 2003; Clegg, 2006; Goodenow, 1993; Ma, 2003; Osterman, 2000). There is an increasing need for belonging research to examine the development and incidence of belonging in children at school (Johnson, 2009; Osterman, 2000). This study has three research questions: a) What are students’ experiences with belonging in the school? b) What are teachers’ perceptions of students’ belonging in the school? c) How do the students’ experiences and teachers’ perceptions of student belonging in the school compare? The comparison of teachers’ and students’ responses will provide more information as to whether the students’ experiences and teachers’ perceptions of student belonging are aligned or if they are disparate. This data will make it possible to begin to target specific belonging factors in school programs and teacher practices.en
dc.language.isoengen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCanadian thesesen
dc.rightsThis publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner solely for the purpose of private study and research and may not be copied or reproduced except as permitted by the copyright laws without written authority from the copyright owner.en
dc.subjectTeachers' Perceptionsen
dc.subjectBelongingen
dc.subjectFitting Inen
dc.subjectStudents' Experiences at Schoolen
dc.titleStudents' Experiences and Teachers' Perceptions of Student Belonging in One Elementary Schoolen
dc.typethesisen
dc.description.degreeM.Ed.en
dc.contributor.supervisorBerg, Dereken
dc.contributor.departmentEducationen
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen


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