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Author Uvaas, Trina
Title Improving transitions to high school: Examining the effectiveness of a school connectedness program
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Descript 40 p
Note Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 70-08, Section: B, page: 5211
Adviser: Brian McKevitt
Thesis (Ed.S.)--University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2010
This study examines the perceptions and academic status of students prior to and following a junior high to high school transition, and whether an advising program provided in high school mitigates transition effects. One hundred and seventy-six students were surveyed prior to and following the transition. Students identified positive school feelings, the degree of anxiety experienced prior to and following a transition, as well as specific programs and resources that were found helpful during the transition. In addition, student reports of school connectedness, extracurricular involvement, grades and absences in junior high were compared to student reporting in high school. Finally, student and teacher perceptions of the advising program were gathered. The degree of teacher implementation was correlated with student responses. It was found that as the degree of program implementation increased, students reported significantly fewer absences in high school than in junior high. Recommendations for ways to modify the program are discussed
School code: 1060
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 70-08B
Subject Psychology, Developmental
Alt Author University of Nebraska at Omaha. Psychology
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