Educational Research

Educational Research (ISSN:2141-5161) Vol. 2(9), pp. 1465-1471  September 2011         
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School attachment and quality of life in children and adolescents of elementary school In Turkey

Firdevs Savi Cakar

Celal Bayar University, Turkey.

E-mail: firdevssavi@hotmail.com .

Received 24 May, 2011; Accepted 09 September, 2011 

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between school attachment and quality of life in children and adolescents attending elementary education. The study is survey model and participants of this research are comprised of 373 students currently attending elementary schools. School Attachment Scale for Children and Adolescents, and Health-Related Quality of Life Questionnaire for Children and Adolescents were used as data collection tool in this research. Stepwise regression method was used in analyzing the data collected. It was determined that there is a significant relationship between school attachment and quality of life in children and adolescents. Additionally, it was established that there is a significant difference between the level of school attachment and quality of life in children and adolescents in terms of gender and grade levels. The findings derived as a result of this is suggested on the educators and mental health experts in the studies to be carried out in order to increase the children and adolescents’ levels of school attachment and quality of life.

 

Key words: Elementary school, school attachment, quality of life, children and adolescents.

 

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