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Factors affecting student adjustment as they transition from primary to secondary school: a longitudinal investigation

Vaz, Sharmila Maria Agnella,

Academic Literature

2010

The aim of this study was to determine the personal and contextual factors that affect adjustment outcomes of all mainstream students including those with disabilities and chronic illness and students at a social disadvantage, as they transition from primary to secondary school in Western Australia. Data were collected from two groups of participants and schools in Western Australia. The findings showed that students' gender, health status, and the socioeconomic status of their household influenced adjustment outcomes to a varying degree. The outcomes were also influenced by associated personal and contextual factors. Combinations of individual and contextual factors were found to predict student adjustment outcomes in primary school. Most of the individual and contextual predictors of adjustment can be modified to promote adjustment. Future longitudinal research that tracks mainstream students along the educational continuum is required.

Publication information

Journal/Publication : Curtin University of Technology PhD Thesis

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Education

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