School Size as a Factor in Adolescents' Adjustment to the Transition to Secondary School

Cotterell J.L. (1992) School Size as a Factor in Adolescents' Adjustment to the Transition to Secondary School. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 12 1: 28-45. doi:10.1177/0272431692012001002


Author Cotterell J.L.
Title School Size as a Factor in Adolescents' Adjustment to the Transition to Secondary School
Journal name The Journal of Early Adolescence   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1552-5449
Publication date 1992-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0272431692012001002
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 12
Issue 1
Start page 28
End page 45
Total pages 18
Subject 3301 Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
3312 Sociology and Political Science
3204 Developmental and Educational Psychology
3319 Life-span and Life-course Studies
Abstract Students from 30 elementary school classrooms were classified according to the transition paths taken in moving from elementary school to 32 high school classrooms, and their adjustment was assessed at three time-points (prior to the transition, shortly after the transition event, and 4 months later). Results showed strong effects for transition path for both the expectations and reactions measures, with no effects for gender or personality factors. Where ecological change was greatest (i.e., moving from a small school to a large school) students were initially most optimistic, but also showed the greatest anxiety following the move. Later assessment of adolescents' perceptions of classroom environment found less favorable views following transition, with an increase recorded in the level of pressure and a decrease in supportiveness.
Q-Index Code C1
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