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Glesbygdsbarn i årskurs 3 och 6: attityder till skola och fritid
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Education.
1977 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Children from sparsely populated areas in grades 3 and 6 : attitudes to school and leisure time (English)
Abstract [en]

This report presents the results of a questionnaire to middle level students of 9-year compulsory school about their attitudes to school, peers and leisure time. Data is gathered for 515 students in the county of Västerbotten. Two hundred of the subjects are children from sparsely populated areas with few peers around. Of theese 107 visit schools of type B and 93 schools of type A. The questions are of varying nature and the pattern of answer is often hard to interpret. It is, however, quite clear that theese children do not have problems neither with their relations to schoolmates nor with their attitudes to school. Out-of-schoo1 activities are to some extent marked by the environment. Children from these areas more often take part in the work at home and less often see their peers. Children from small villages tend to find life at home more pleasant than those from large villages and small towns.-The general attitude to school is more positive among B-school students than among A-school students,and their sense of solidarity is also stronger. In B-schools the students feel more safe and secure in grade 6 than in grade 3. In A-schools the case is the opposite. Previous results in this study show that achievement and adjustment are quite independent of socio-economic classes and this also seems to hold for how they like school. A follow-up study in grade 7 is recommended in order to see if the change from middle to senior level will imply special problems for the children from sparsely populated areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1977. , 34 bl. p.
Series
Pedagogiska rapporter, Umeå, ISSN 0348-9388 ; 61
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-67009DiVA: diva2:610436
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Available from: 2013-03-11 Created: 2013-03-11 Last updated: 2013-03-11Bibliographically approved
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1. Glesbygdsbarn i Västerbotten
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Glesbygdsbarn i Västerbotten
1979 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
Children from sparsely populated areas in Västerbotten
Abstract [en]

This report deals with some problems in connection with the school situation of children from sparsely populated areas. 515 pupils at the middle level of the 9-year compulsory school ir. Västerbotten took part ir. the investigation. 200 of these we*-e children from sparsely populated areas according to the following definition: children having no friends of their own age except in their families closer than one kilometre from their homes. School performance was measured with standard tests in the subjects Swedish, mathematics, English and with marks in grade 6. School adjustment and maturity were measured with teacher estimates. The attitudes of the pupils to school, friends, home and leisure time were studied with questionnaire« in grades 3 and 6 and for the latter ones with a questionnaire in grade 7 as well. Children from sparsely populated areas obtained as good a result as other pupils on the standard tests. In B-schools, above all in grade 6, the children from sparsely populated areas tended to perform better than teir class-mates. Boys from sparsely populated areas obtained somewhat worse results in A-schools in grade

6. Girls performed better than boys throughout. The teacher's estimates of school adjustment and maturity favoured the group from sparsely populated areas compared with other pupils. The attitudes of the pupils to school and school work were somewhat more positive and stable in B-classes. When they reached the senior level of t.he 9-year compulsory school the pupils from B-schools were more insecure in the school situation whereas they seemed less stressed by marks and competition than pupils from A-schools. Children from sparsely populated areas have positive altitudes towards forming new contacts both at the middle level of the 9-year compulsory school and in grade

7. The results indicate on the whole that both B-schools and life in sparsely populated areas favour performance in school. The same is true of school adjustment and comfort in spite of the fact that children from this environment are considered to be a negative sample according to prevalent social group norms.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet, 1979. 69 p.
Series
Akademiska avhandlingar vid Pedagogiska institutionen, Umeå universitet, ISSN 0281-6768 ; 11
Keyword
sparsely populated areas, compulsory school, school performance, adjustment, attitudes
National Category
Pedagogy
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-16612 (URN)91-7174-028-7 (ISBN)
Public defence
1979-04-20, Humanisthuset, hörsal F, Umeå universitet, Umeå, 10:15
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Note

Författarens förnamn är på titelbladet skrivet: Anna Greta (alltså i två ord), medan i alla delrapporter skrivs förnamnet: Annagreta.

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