Perception of selected aspects of psychosocial school environment by 11–15-year-old students. Trends of changes in 1990–2010 Cover Image
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Postrzeganie przez młodzież w wieku 11–15 lat wybranych aspektów środowiska psychospołecznego szkoły. Tendencje zmian w latach 1990–2010
Perception of selected aspects of psychosocial school environment by 11–15-year-old students. Trends of changes in 1990–2010

Author(s): Magdalena Woynarowska-Sołdan, Barbara Woynarowska, Joanna Mazur, Agnieszka Małkowska-Szkutnik
Subject(s): Social Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: school education; adolescents; school performance; pressured by school work; liking school; peer support

Summary/Abstract: The article presents changes in perception of some aspects of psychosocial school environment of students in 1990–2010 and a comparison of some indicators for Polish students and average for 34–41 countries from HBSC network (Health Behaviour in School-aged Children. A WHO Collaborative Cross-national Study). Data from the international HBSC surveys on health behaviour of school children, carried out every 4 years were analysed. The HBSC standard questionnaire was used. Representative samples consist of students aged 11, 13, 15 years. About 60% of students liked school; 14% didn’t like it at all; 37–63% felt pressured by schoolwork; 50% agreed that their classmates were kind and helpful. Analysed indicators were less positive in Poland than the average for countries in HBSC network and different trends of some indicators were found. Between 2002–2010 (after a structural reform of the education system) disadvantageous changes were evident. Students’ perception concerning different aspects of school functioning and its environment should be taken into consideration in planning educational policy.

  • Issue Year: 235/2015
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 185-205
  • Page Count: 21