Glesbygdsbarns övergång till högstadiet: en uppföljning från åk 6 till åk 7
1977 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
A number of 240 students in grade 7 are questioned about the change from middle to senior level. Teachers are interviewed about a subsample of 40 students selected among high and low achievers. Of the whole group 91 are children from sparsely populated areas with few peers around. 83 of the students visited schools of type B in grade 6 and 165 visited schools of type A. The study is a follow up of earlier inquiries about school achievement and adjustment. A majority of the students consider the teacher the most important factor for how they like school. Next come peers and school work. Many students are uncertain about their teachers' relation to them and boys experience less interest from their teachers than girls do. Students from B-schools are more indifferent in their attitudes to instruction and methods of work. They also feel more unsecure and anxious than they did in grade 6. This is often felt in situations when reading or speaking aloud in class. Students from A-schools often mention several situations making them unsecure. In relation to teachers and concerning marks and competition B-school students are less strained than A-school students. Children from sparsely populated areas more often work together with their parents and less often travel or play with them. In the subsample of high and low achievers these children were judged to be as popular and active in groups as the average and to be more mature and talkative. In the low achieving group they were better adjusted to school work than other students.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1977. , 27 bl. p.
, Pedagogiska rapporter, Umeå, ISSN 0348-9388 ; 62
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67008OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-67008DiVA: diva2:610431