School adjustment, school membership and adolescents' future expectations

Moshe Israelashvili*

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Abstract

Two studies investigated how students' school adjustment and sense of school membership relates to their future expectations. In Study 1 measures of future expectations, school membership and school adjustment were administered to a random sample of 307 5th-12th grade (male and female) students in 16 schools. Correlations among the measures were significant, and no meaningful grade differences were found on these variables. Multiple regression analyses showed that students' social acceptance in school predicted future expectations. Study 2 replicated Study 1 using 164 female students (i.e. the entire student population of one high school) as subjects. Findings of Study 2 also support the conclusion that students' school experiences, particularly with peers, shape their future expectations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)525-535
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Adolescence
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1997

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