Sense of Belonging and Transition to High School in Peru
Sense of belonging is the degree in which students feel integrated with their peers and teachers at school. This study describes sense of belonging among Peruvian students entering high school. Socioeconomic status had no direct effect on sense of belonging but had an indirect effect through achievement. Rural students had higher sense of belonging than their urban peers. This is likely due to rural children seeing the larger, better equipped high schools as improvements over their relatively...Expand abstract
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This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in International Journal of Educational Development. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in International Journal of Educational Development, Vol 30, Issue 3, 2010.
Cueto, Santiago, Gabriela Guerrero, Claudia Sugimaru, Alvaro Zevallos (2010) “Sense of belonging and transition to high schools in Peru”, International Journal of Educational Development 30 (3): 277-287. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijedudev.2009.02.002
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This study was carried out as part of the Young Lives research project (http://www.younglives.org.uk/).