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Social support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy: a person-centred analysis and implications for academic outcomes

Collie, Rebecca J. and Martin, Andrew J. and Bottrell, Dorothy and Armstrong, Derrick and Ungar, Michael and Liebenberg, Linda (2017) Social support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy: a person-centred analysis and implications for academic outcomes. Educational Psychology: An International Journal of Experimental Educational Psychology, 37 (5). pp. 550-564. ISSN 0144-3410

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    Abstract

    The present study employed person-centred analyses that enabled identification of groups of students separated on the basis of their perceptions of social support (home and community), academic support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy. Among a sample of 249 young people, including many from high-needs communities, cluster analysis revealed three distinct groups of students: the thriver, supported struggler and at-risk struggler. We compared the three groups on their academic motivation. Analyses revealed significant differences between groups in adaptive motivation outcomes, but no differences in impeding or maladaptive motivation outcomes. Combined, the results speak to the importance of support and academic buoyancy for positive student outcomes.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Divisions: Office of the PVC (R&I)
    Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca
    Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2017 09:42
    Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 09:42
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9754
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