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《Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology》 2017-04
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A Comparative Study of Perceptions of School Climate in Chinese and American Adolescents

XIE Jia-shu;XIAO Shuai-jun;Chunyan Yang;George G.Bear;Hunan Normal University;University of California;University of Delaware;  
Objective: To compare the differences in Perceptions of school climate among Chinese and American adolescents. Methods: 3685 Chinese and 3724 American 6-12 th grade adolescents were measured with Delaware School Climate Scale-Adolescent(2013 edition) to compare the perceptions of school climate among Chinese and American adolescents.Results:(1)Compared with American teenagers, Chinese adolescents perceived a more positive school climate;(2)Chinese adolescent sample was significantly higher than American adolescent sample in dimensions of teacher-student relations,student-student relations, student engagement school-wide, fairness of rules, school safety and bullying school-wide, and significantly lower in dimensions of respect of diversity and clarity of expectations.(3)Compared with senior students, junior students perceived a more positive school climate in both China and America.(4)Chinese girls were more satisfied with school climate than boys, and there was no significant gender difference among American adolescents. Conclusion: The study indicates that there were differences in perceptions of school climate among Chinese and American adolescent.
【Fund】: 湖南省教科规划课题“高中生感知的校园氛围对其社会情绪健康、学业成绩影响的追踪研究”(XJK016BXL002)
【CateGory Index】: G444
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