Academic achievement, employment, age and gender and students' experience of alternative school

Senel Poyrazli, Laura Ferrer-Wreder, Denise G. Meister, Larry Forthun, J. Doug Coatsworth, Kamini Maraj Grahame

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Abstract

The purpose of this cross-sectional study was to explore associations between academic achievement, employment, gender, and age in relation to students' sense of school membership and perception of adults in school. The sample consisted of 102 secondary, alternative school students. Results indicated that students with a more positive perception of school personnel also reported a greater sense of school membership. Male students and older students had a more negative perception of administrators relative to female and younger students. In addition, students who worked tended to report higher grades than students who did not. Study implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)547-556
Number of pages10
JournalAdolescence
Volume43
Issue number171
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2008

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Poyrazli, S., Ferrer-Wreder, L., Meister, D. G., Forthun, L., Coatsworth, J. D., & Grahame, K. M. (2008). Academic achievement, employment, age and gender and students' experience of alternative school. Adolescence, 43(171), 547-556.