From School is Cool to We don’t Need No Education: Predictors of School Alienation

Marcin, Kaja; Hascher, Tina (2 September 2017). From School is Cool to We don’t Need No Education: Predictors of School Alienation (Unpublished). In: 17th Biennal EARLI Conference - "Education in the Crossroads of Economy and Politics". Tampere, Finland. 29.08.-02.09.2017.

This cross-sectional study explores differences in the prevalence of school alienation in different school settings, i.e. between primary and secondary schools and the different school tracks in the Swiss Canton of Bern. It investigates the relation between various predictor variables at individual- and classroom-level and the two outcome variables alienation from teacher and alienation from learning. It aims at describing the educational settings of primary and secondary schools with regard to how well they support the young adolescent students in fulfilling their developmental needs and how this relates to the development of school alienation. The sample includes students from Swiss primary schools in grade 4 (N = 486) and secondary schools in grade 7 (N = 550). Data was collected using a standardized questionnaire and analyzed applying descriptive hierarchical linear regression analysis. Separate multilevel models were developed for the primary and the secondary school samples, to compare the predictive strength of contextual factors on alienation from teachers and learning at school in the different educational settings.

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Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)


07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > School and Teaching Research

UniBE Contributor:

Marcin, Kaja and Hascher, Tina


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education




Christine Alexandra Röthlisberger

Date Deposited:

12 Mar 2018 16:37

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03 Feb 2021 14:01


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