The Relationship between Faith Engagement and School Climate at a Faith Based K-12 School
Kuyers Institute Conference 2019: Shaping Christian Learning
ANZSRC / FoR Code
130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Avondale Research Centre
Christian Education Research Centre
Field of Education
Over the past two decades the concept of school climate has gained prominence due to increased research linking it to a wide range of important school outcomes for students, such as academic achievement (Berkowitz, Moore, Astor, & Benbenishty, 2016), learning motivation (Marsh, Martin, & Cheng, 2008), school attendance (Sakız, 2017), school satisfaction (Zullig, Huebner, & Patton, 2011), depressive symptoms (Way, Reddy, & Rhodes, 2007) and aggressive behaviour (Petrie, 2014). There is however a dearth of exploration within Christian education, on the relationship between faith engagement/development and positive school climate. While one might assume this relationship exists, it was not identified as a correlate within studies on school climate.
Petrie, K., McClintock, D., Marsters, G., & Lindsay, P. (2019, October). The relationship between faith engagement and school climate at a faith based K-12 school. Abstract presented at the Kuyers Institute/ INCHE Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan.