Title

The Relationship between Faith Engagement and School Climate at a Faith Based K-12 School

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Education

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date

10-2019

Proceedings

Kuyers Institute Conference 2019: Shaping Christian Learning

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified

Avondale Research Centre

Christian Education Research Centre

Reportable Items

E5

Staff Classification

Permanent

Peer Review

Before publication

Field of Education

07 Education

Abstract

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.

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