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The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences

Online ISSN: 2301-2218
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The Importance of Belonging for Adolescents in Secondary School Settings


It has been shown that belonging has a significant impact on a range of factors associated with wellbeing. These factors include general life satisfaction, cognitive performance, academic work and physical health. These associations have been demonstrated across a range of settings, including secondary schools. This paper provides an overview of belonging and its importance in secondary schools.

Keywords: Belongingschool connectednessmeta-analysisbelongingnessschool attachmentadolescentwellbeingpositive psychology

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Published online: 03.10.2013
Pages: 319-332
Publisher: Cognitive-crcs
In: Volume 5, Issue 2
DOI: 10.15405/ejsbs.72
Online ISSN: 2301-2218
Article Type: Original Research
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