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Author Caceres, Jennifer S., author.
Title Generating student interaction to enrich school connectedness : the implications of group counseling on students from diverse social groups / by Jennifer S. Caceres.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  LB2369 .Z9534 2012 C33eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 55 pages)
Content Type text
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.S. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-55).
Summary School connectedness has been shown to reinforce positive academic and social factors for high school students and to prevent negative factors such as smoking, drinking, and dropping out of school. Research has also demonstrated that when students feel connected to school, they are more likely to graduate from high school and are less likely to engage in delinquent or violent behavior. Family, peers, educators, and the community all contribute to the academic and social welfare of students and determine whether or not students feel a connection with their school. In fact, research has shown that peers, in particular, have a dramatic influence on an adolescent's academic and social achievement. Thus, it is important to examine school connectedness with an emphasis on peer relations. High school students typically socialize with peers or social groups who are similar on the basis of gender, ethnicity, culture, interests, and background. Since students tend to be group-oriented, this research involved group counseling among peers from different social groups to determine if this intervention can increase the level of school connectedness for high school students. Self-report data were collected from 11 high school students who ranged in age from 14-18 years old. Bivariate correlations showed that school connectedness had positive relationships with school engagement and peer connectedness. Means were analyzed for subgroups and indicated that male students, lowerclassmen, and participants in sports responded with higher levels of school connectedness than did female students, upperclassmen, and students who did not participate in sports.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 29, 2012).
Subject Belonging (Social psychology)
Peer counseling of students.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Education -- Educational Psychology and Counseling -- School Counseling.
OCLC number 849911510