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 (HERDC/ERA)

E5

Peer Review

Before publication

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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