Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)

School Climate : A Quantitative Study of Middle School Students in Vietnam

Authors
Thu Huong Tran, Thanh Hue Ngo, Hanh Lien Nguyen
Corresponding Author
Thu Huong Tran
Available Online August 2019.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.59How to use a DOI?
Keywords
satisfaction at school, school climate, Vietnamese middle high school
Abstract

This study aimed to understand the general perception of the term ‘school climate’ as well as its specific dimesions using Randolph, Kangas & Ruokamo’s (2009) model as its theoretical basis. The NJSCS-MSHS scale (New Jersey School Climate Survey Middle - High School Students in 2014) was employed by this study to accomplish an evaluation by a sample of 535 middle school students in Hanoi, Vietnam. The participants, 50.6% of whom were boys with girls accounting for 49.4%, were aged between 12 and 14 years. The descriptive analyses conducted proved that of the main dimensions that determine school climate, social relationships, physical environments, and emotional atmosphre are three aspects that do not evoke satisfaction among students. Relationships between students were also found to exert an impact on academic performance and the practices adopted by teacher extended both physical and emotional effect. The principles of the school community with regard to safety were also influential to the adjudication of the school climate. In summary, the satisfaction or happiness with the school environment was not subject to the domination of the quality of school friendships or to the issue of school safety; the school climate was found to be especially and intimately related to the teaching and learning activities and practices that prevailed in the school.

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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Intervention and Applied Psychology (ICIAP 2018)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
August 2019
ISBN
978-94-6252-782-9
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/iciap-18.2019.59How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2019, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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